Nomenclature and Homologous Series

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Empirical Formula?
Simplest ratio of the atoms of each elements in a compound.
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Molecular Formula?
The actual number of atoms of an element present in a compound.
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Alkane general formula
CnHn+2
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Haloalkane general formula
CnHn
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Homologous Series
Series of chemically similar compounds which conform to a general formula.
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Similarity of homologous series no.1
Each member differs by CH2 from the next.
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Similairty of homologous series no.2
As length of carbon chain increase, the melting + boiling point increase too
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Isomers
Same structural formula - different arrangement
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Molecular Formula?

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The actual number of atoms of an element present in a compound.

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Alkane general formula

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Haloalkane general formula

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Homologous Series

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