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Offline Organic Compound

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Difference in Reactivity of functional groups
« on: April 19, 2019, 03:14:46 PM »
Hi there, I hope someone can answer this question.

Is there a trend, or a difference in reactivity of the homologous series of functional groups? Are Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Alchohols, Carboxylic acids, more reactive with larger amounts of carbons to the chain, then the ones with less amount of carbons?

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Re: Difference in Reactivity of functional groups
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 05:00:51 PM »
Miscibility in water will change.  With respect to reactivity, what are your thoughts so far?

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Re: Difference in Reactivity of functional groups
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 07:44:21 AM »
So from what I've read chemical properties are determine by the functional group, since all homologous series have same functional group, they have all similar chemical properties, although it's never mentioned that they have the exact same chemical properties, but very similar. I could not find anywhere what would be the possible differences between the homologous series of functional groups.

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Re: Difference in Reactivity of functional groups
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 11:26:55 AM »
I think the concept of Flory's equal reactivity principle will be of use to you.

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