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Homologous Series
A group of compounds that can be represented by the same general formula
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Hydrocarbon
A molecule made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms only
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Saturated
No more atoms can join onto the carbon atoms (alkanes)
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Unsaturated
Can make more bonds by the double bond opening up (alkenes)
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Isomerism
When two molecules have the identical molecular formula but different structures
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Alkanes
CnH2n+2
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Alkenes
CnH2n
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Complete combustion
alkane + oxygen --> carbon dioxide + water (+energy) Plenty of oxygen
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Incomplete combustion
alkane + oxygen --> carbon + carbon monoxide + carbon dioxide + water (+energy) not enough oxygen
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Hydrocarbon

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A molecule made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms only

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Saturated

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Unsaturated

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Isomerism

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