2-AlkanesHLSF07

2-AlkanesHLSF07 - Chapter 2: Alkanes Holly Sebahar Duke...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2: Alkanes Holly Sebahar Duke University 2007 Functional Groups There are > 18 million organic compounds! Memorization of each individual molecules reactivity impossible Solution: group molecules into families by FUNCTIONAL GROUPS according to STRUCTURE . Structure is intimately related to reactivity/physical properties therefore all molecules in the same functional group are expected to behave similarly Recognizing similarities and patterns makes information more manageable . A functional group determines the following properties of a molecule: bonding and shape type and strength of intermolecular forces physical properties nomenclature chemical reactivity Identifying functional groups in an organic molecule: A functional group determines the following properties of a molecule: bonding and shape type and strength of intermolecular forces physical properties nomenclature chemical reactivity Identifying functional groups in an organic molecule: Functional groups listed inside front cover of Loudon. Our first functional group:...
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2010 for the course CHEM 151L taught by Professor Roy,christopher during the Fall '08 term at Duke.

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2-AlkanesHLSF07 - Chapter 2: Alkanes Holly Sebahar Duke...

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