which are the homologous c?

Asked by minhaaj | 21st Feb, 2009, 03:28: PM

Expert Answer:

In chemistry, a homologous series is a series of organic compounds with a similar general formula, possessingI similar chemical properties due to the presence of the same functional group, and shows a gradation in physical properties as a result of increase in molecular size and mass . For example, ethane has a higher boiling point than methane since it has more Van der Waals forces(intermolecular forces) with neighbouring molecules. This is due to the increase in the number of atoms making up the molecule. Organic compounds in the same homologous series vary by a CH2.

Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2009, 02:23: AM

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