The Alkane Homologous Series

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What are Alkanes?
Hydrocarbons that only have single covalent bonds between atoms of their molecule
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What do alkanes form?
A homolgous series of compounds
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What feature do homologous series have?
-Molecular formulae of neighbouring compounds differ by CH2-They have the same general formula-Show a gradual variation in physical property e.g boiling point-Similiar chemical properties
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What does a general formula represent?
The formula for the whole homologous series
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What is the general formula for Alkanes?
C2H2n+2
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