Organic Chemistry

Homologus Series
A Family of compounds that have similar reactions and intermolecular bonds
Alkenes

Ethene

Propane

Butene

Fractional Distilation
Crude oil-> mixture of hydrocarbons
cracking

splitting long hydrocarbon chains into smaler more useful peices

doubble bond alows for addition reaction which makes an alkane turn to an alkene

alkene is unsaturated the alkanes are saturated

 

Polymers

initiator breaks one of the doubble bonds

once this has happened the alkenes can join together

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