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Organic chemistry

What are hydrocarbons? A compound of carbon and hydrogen only
What does saturated mean? It has single bonds only
What does unsaturated mean? It contains c=c=c=c=c double bonds
What is a functional group? The part of the organic molecule responsible for its chemical reactions
What is structural formula? The minimal detail to the arrangement of atoms in a molecule
What is a skeletal formula? A simplified organic molecule, with the H atoms removed leaving just a carbon skeleton and associated functional groups
What are structural isomers? Molecules with the same molecular formula but with different arrangements of the atoms
What is fractional distillation? The separation of the components in a liquid mixture into fractions which differ in boiling point by means of distillation by using a fractioning column
Created by: Shajida