Introduction to Organic Chemistry

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Hydrocarbons
Organic compounds that contain only carbon and hydrogen atoms.
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Saturated hydrocarbon
A hydrocarbon with single bonds only.
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Unsaturated hydrocarbon
A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon-carbon multiple bond.
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Aliphatic hydrocarbon
A hydrocarbon with carbon atoms joined together in straight or branched chains.
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Alicyclic hydrocarbon
A hydrocarbon with carbon atoms joined together in a ring structure.
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Functional group
The part of the organic molecule (molecule containing carbon atoms) responsible for its chemical reactions.
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Homologous series
A series of organic compounds with the same functional group but with each successive member differing by CH2
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Alkenes
the homologous series with the general formula: CnH2n+2
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A hydrocarbon with single bonds only.

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Saturated hydrocarbon

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A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon-carbon multiple bond.

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A hydrocarbon with carbon atoms joined together in straight or branched chains.

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A hydrocarbon with carbon atoms joined together in a ring structure.

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