Organic-Chemistry-Syllabus

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State that the naphtha fraction from crude oil is the main source of hydrocarbons used as the feedstockfor the production of a wide range of organic compounds. Describe the issues relating to the competing uses of oil as an energy source and as a chemical feedstock.

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11 - organic chemistryCandidates should be able to:(a) State that the naphtha fraction from crude oil is the main source of hydrocarbons used as the feedstock for the production of a wide range of organic compounds(b) Describe the issues relating to the competing uses of oil as an energy source and as a chemical feedstock11.1 Alkanes(a) describe a homologous series as a group of compounds with a general formula, similar chemical properties and showing a gradation in physical properties as a result of increase in the size and mass of the molecules, e.g. melting and boiling points; viscosity; flammability(b) Describe the alkanes as a homologous series of saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n + 2(c) *draw the structures of branched and unbranched alkanes, C1 to C4, and name the unbranched alkanes, methane to butane(d) Define isomerism and identify isomers(e) D

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