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What is a homologous series? Explain with an example.

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A group of compounds having similar structures and chemical properties but their successive compounds differ by a CH2 group is called a homologous series.
Example: Alkanes have similar structures and similar chemical properties, so they can be grouped together to form a homologous series. The general formula of the homologous series of alkanes is CnH2n+2, where n is the number of carbon atoms in each molecule.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 38.1 | Page no. 241
Solution (A) What is a Homologous Series? Explain with an Example. Concept: Versatile Nature of Carbon - Homologous Series.
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