Flashcards in organic compounds Deck (10)
what is an organic compound?
chemical compounds that generally contain carbon atoms covalently bonded to hydrogen atoms
what are hydrocarbons?
organic compounds that only contains hydrogen and carbon
what other elements that may contain in organic compound?
oxygen and nitrogen
what are the 4 categories of organic compound?
alkanes, alkenes, alcohol, carboxylic acid
what are the exceptions in organic compound?
compounds that has a carbon but not hydrogen and are still labelled as organic compound
what are some examples of exceptions in organic compound?
chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and Urea
what is a functional group?
a specific group of atoms or bonds within a compound
what does the functional group determine?
the physical and chemical properties of compound
what are some examples to describe physical and chemical properties?
boiling point and types of chemical reactions it undergoes