Organic Chemistry

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General Formula
An algebraic formula that can describe any member of a family of compounds
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Empirical Formula
The simplest whole number ratio of atoms of each element in a compound
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Molecular Formula
The actual number of atoms in each element in a molecule
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Structural Formula
Shows the arrangement of atoms carbon by carbon, with attached hydrogens and functional groups
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Skeletal Formula
Shows the bonds of the carbon skeleton only, with any functional groups. The hydrogen and carbo atoms aren't shown
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Displayed Formula
Shows how all the atoms are arranged, and show all the bonds between them
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Homologous Series
Have same functional group & general formula. Consecutive members differ by CH2
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Heterolytic Fission
Bonds break uneven with one of the bonded atoms receiving both electrons
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Homolytic Fission
Bons break evenly, each atom receive one electron forming radicals
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Free-radical substitution
Initiation reactions, Propagation reactions & Termination reaction
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Empirical Formula

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The simplest whole number ratio of atoms of each element in a compound

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Molecular Formula

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Card 4

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Structural Formula

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Card 5

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Skeletal Formula

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