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Hydrocarbon

A compound that contains ONLY hydrogen and carbon atoms.

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Alkanes general formula

CnH2n + 2

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Alkenes general formula

CnH2n

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4 Features of a homologous series

1- Trend in physical properties
2- Similar chemical properties
3- Same chemical formula
4- Each successive member of the series differs by CH2

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Saturated

Contains only single bonds (alkanes)

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Unsaturated

Contains double bonds (alkenes)

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Isomers

Same molecular formula, different structural formula

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What is Diffusion?

The random mixing and moving of particles in liquids

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What is an element?

Substances that cannot be broken down into anything simpler because they are made up of only one small particle

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What is a mixture?

Contains two or more substances

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What is a molecule?

the building blocks of the substances around us

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What is a compound?

Formed when atoms join together in a chemical reaction.