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nomenclature Chemistry unit1
questions about nomenclature
What is the definiton of Empirical formula?
The simplest (whole number) ratio of atoms of each element in a compound.
What is the definition of Molecular Formula?
The actual number of atoms of each element in a molecule of a compound. (Molecular formula is always a whole number times by the empirical formula of the compound).
What is the Structural Formula of Butane?
What does the Structural Formula of a compound tell us?
Where each atom is located in the molecule.
What is a Homologous Series?
- A family of carbon compounds with similar chemical properties because they have the same functional group.
- Each member differs from the previous member by CH
- They all have the same general formula
- There is a gradual change in physical properties (e.g melting/boiling point) down the series.
What is the Displayed Formula of but-2-ene?