define the homologous series

define the homologous series


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Sher Mohammad IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 174 Points
9 years ago
A homologous series is a group of organic compounds having similar structure and similar chemical properties in which the successive compound differs by CH2 group
for example
Methane - CH2
ethane - C2H6
propane - C3H8
CnH2n+ 2(n= 1) : straight chane alkanes

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