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What is an alkane?

A saturated hydrocarbon chain, containing only single bonds.

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What is an alkene?

An unsaturated hydrocarbon chain, containing a double bond.

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What is an alkyne?

An unsaturated hydrocarbon chain, containing a triple bond.

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What does saturated mean?

Compound only has single carbon to carbon bonds.

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What does unsaturated mean?

Compound that only has double or triple carbon to carbon bonds.

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What is a homologous series?

Refers to molecules that have formulas differing by one or more CH2 units.

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What is cracking?

Cracking is the process of breaking down complex organic molecules such as long hydrocarbon chains, into simpler molecules, by the breaking of carbon-to-carbopn bonds.

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What is a functional group?

A specific group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a particular compound.

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What is the special functional group that alcohols contain?

Hydroxy group

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What are the first three members of alkanes?

Methane, ethane, propane

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What are the first three members of alkenes?

Ethene, propene, butene

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What are the first three members of alkynes?

Ethyne, propyne, butyne

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What are the three types of bonding?

Ionic bonding, metallic bonding, covalent bonding.

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What is covalent bonding?

When two atoms share electrons. Two non-metal ions.

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What is ionic bonding?

When one atom takes an electron away from another, and the resulting positive and negative ions are attracted. Two opposite charged ions.

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What is metallic bonding?

The sharing of electrons between many atoms of a metal element. Only metal ions.

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What is fractional distillation?

The process of taking a chemical mixture, and using heat to seperate out the various components of that mixture.

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What is an isomer?

Compounds whose molecular formulas are the same, but have different bonding, shape or orientation.

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What does the group tell us about an atom?

How many electrons in valence shell.

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What are molecular formulas?

Tells us how many atoms of each element there are in a molecule.

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What is a structural isomer?

Molecules which have the same molecular formula, but their atoms have different arrangements or bonds.

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What is the octet rule?

Atoms like to have full outer shells of only eight electrons.

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What is a lewis dot diagram?

A diagram that shows the valence electrons in an element.

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What is the general molecular formula of alkanes?

C n H 2 n+2

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What is the general molecular formula for alkenes?

C n H 2 n

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What is the general molecular formula for alkynes?

C n H 2 n-2

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What is an organic molecule?

The molecules that are found in living systems, built around chains of carbon atoms that are often quite long.

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What are the first 10 prefixes used in nomenclature? (from 1-10)

Meth, eth, prop, but, pent, hex, hept, oct, non, dec

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What are the three suffixes used in nomenclature? (with meanings)

-ane (single bond), -ene (double bond), -yne (triple bond)

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What are the extra prefixes used to name additional branches in nomenclature ?

Di (2 branches) , tri (3), tetra (4)

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What is used when there is only one carbon atom in an additional branch in nomeclature?

methyl.

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What is used when there is two carbons atoms in an additional branch in nomenclature?

ethyl.