6A - What is a hydrocarbon?
A compound made of hydrogen and carbon only
6A - What is empirical formula
(Give the empirical formula of hexene as an example)
The simplest whole number ratio of atoms in a molecule
C6H12 → CH2
6A - What is molecular formula
(Give the molecular forumla of hexane as an example)
The actual number of different atoms within a molecule
6A - What is a functional group?
The group of atoms which are responsible for an organic compound's chemical properties
6A - What is general formula?
(Give the general formula of alkanes as an example)
The number of each type of atom within the nth molecule in a homolgous series
6A - What is structural formula?
(Give the structural formula of ethanol as an example)
A simplified way of showing which atoms are attached to others in a compound
C2H5OH → CH3CH2OH
6A - What is displayed formula?