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What is alkyl? What is the general formula of this homologous series? Also tell its functional group and chemical properties.

Asked by Sharad 21st December 2015, 1:15 PM
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An alkyl group is obtained by removing one atom of hydrogen atom from an alkane molecule.
CnH2n+1 is the genral formula of the homologous series.
 
Functional group - alkyl
The chemical properties show gradient similarity.
Alkyl halides react with KOH to form alcohols.
CH3Br + KOH → CH3OH + KBr
C2H5Br + KOH → C2H5OH + KBr
 
Answered by Expert 22nd December 2015, 3:50 PM
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