First 10 Hydrocarbons Chart

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Julia_Gordon_2A
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First 10 Hydrocarbons Chart

Postby Julia_Gordon_2A » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:38 pm

In the course reader it gives a chart with the first 10 hydrocarbons, the name of the corresponding alkane and its formula. It also gives the name of the alkyl group and its corresponding formula. Could someone please clarify as to what an alkyl group is?
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Aashi_Patel_3B
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Re: First 10 Hydrocarbons Chart

Postby Aashi_Patel_3B » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Substituents are groups that replace a certain atom or molecule at a specific position. The example I written down is of the methyl group (notice the suffix of -yl). Methyl has a chemical formula of CH3. I think you add the alkyl group if you remove the hydrogen, drop the -ane suffix and replace it with -yl. Overall, the chart of the 10 hydrocarbons is the foundation of naming, so I'm planning on becoming familiar with it!


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