Topic 7 – Organic chemistry

Reactions of alkenes and alcohols (chemistry only)

7.2.1 Structure and formulae of alkenes Alkenes Hydrocarbons with double C=C bond General formula: CnH2n Why are alkene molecules unsaturated? They contain 2 fewer hydrogen atoms than alkane with same no of carbon atoms What are alkenes used? Produce polymers As...

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Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock

7.1.1 Crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes Define crude oil. (2) Finite resource found in rocks Remains of ancient biomass consisting mainly of plankton that was buried in mud Mixture of a very large no. of compound (hydrocarbons) Define hydrocarbons (2) Molecules made...

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