do functional groups only act with alkanes. give scientific reasons

Asked by Somnath Pal | 14th Dec, 2013, 09:45: PM

Expert Answer:

We can also include alkene, alkynes in the category of functional group. Functional grop can act with alkene and alkynes also.

The simplest hydrocarbon chain is alkane, when double bond attaches to it, it becomes alkene and if triple bond is attached to it, it becomes alkynes.

However, in alkene or alkyne chain, another functional group may get attached.

For example


Whose IUPAC name is Prop-3-en-1-ol



Whose IUPAC is Prop-3-yn-1-ol


Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 16th Dec, 2013, 12:35: PM

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