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HYDROCARBONS
« on: February 06, 2005, 02:09:56 AM »
WHAT IS A HALOCARBON AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM ALCOHOL AND ESTERS???
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Re:HYDROCARBONS
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 03:14:08 AM »
CH2Cl2 would be an example of a halocarbon
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Re:HYDROCARBONS
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2005, 08:09:09 AM »
I guess that it has a halogen in it and a carbon atom in it...


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Re:HYDROCARBONS
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005, 08:34:10 AM »
hi there
hydrocarbons are compounds with Cand H atoms but once you have a halogen atom such as Cl, F , Br or I its called halocarbons.
alcohol has an OH group where the O is attached directly to the H if you have C=O then its not alcohol its either ketone ot aldehyde. :)
for esters its R-CO-R' where the carbonyl group is between 2 R groups it doesn't matter if they are similar or differ.
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