Naming Hydrocarbons

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Nomenclature
A system of naming compounds.
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Alkyl group
An alkane with a hydrogen atom removed, e.g. CH3, C2H5.
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General Formula
The simplest algebraic formula of a member of a homologous series. For example, the general formula of the alkanes is CnH2n+2.
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Displayed formula
Shows the relative positioning of all the atoms in a molecule and the bonds between them.
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Skeletal formula
A simplified organic formula, with hydrogen atoms removed from alkyl chains, leaving just a carbon skeleton and associated functional groups.
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Structural formula
Shows the minimal detail for the arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
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An alkane with a hydrogen atom removed, e.g. CH3, C2H5.

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Alkyl group

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The simplest algebraic formula of a member of a homologous series. For example, the general formula of the alkanes is CnH2n+2.

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Card 4

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Shows the relative positioning of all the atoms in a molecule and the bonds between them.

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Card 5

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A simplified organic formula, with hydrogen atoms removed from alkyl chains, leaving just a carbon skeleton and associated functional groups.

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