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Write the molecular formula of first two members of homologous series having functional group – OH - Science

Write the molecular formula of first two members of homologous series having functional group – OH

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Solution

The general formula for the homologous series of functional group −OH is CnH2n+1OH.

The two consecutive members of this series are: 

a. CH3OH(Methanol)

b. CH3CH2OH (Ethanol)

where n is 1 and 2 respectively

The molecular formula for both of them are CH4O and C2H6O.

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