What is a homologous series? Explain with an example.

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  196

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A homologous series is a series of compounds, which have the same functional group. This also contains a similar general formula and chemical properties. Since there is a change in the physical properties, we can say that there would be an increase in molecular size and mass.

For example, methane, ethane, propane, butane, etc. are all part of the alkane homologous series. The general formula of this series is CnH2n+2. Methane CH4 Ethane CH3CH3 Propane CH3CH2CH3 Butane CH3CH2CH2CH3. It can be noticed that there is a difference of −CH2 units between each successive compound.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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