Organic Chemistry (The Unique Properties of Carbon (Simple Molecule…
The Unique Properties of Carbon
Simple Sugar Molecules
Must be DNA, that makes life possible
Shows the versatility of carbon containing compounds
3 Special feature of covalent bonding involving carbon
The carbon items in a chain can be linked by single, double, triple, covalent bonding
Only carbon can achieve all these different bonding arrangements to the extent that we see.
Carbon atoms can be arrange themselves in rings
Carbon atoms can join to each other to form long chains, atoms of other elements can then attach to the chain
What is a Hydrocarbon ?
Hydrocarbon is a compound that contains carbon and hydrogen only
Some hydrocarbon are saturated
These molecules contain only single covalent bonds between carbon atoms
Since carbon has a valency of 4, the bonds is not used in making the chain are linked to hydrogen atoms.
Family of saturated carbons is known as the alkanes
Molecules of these compounds contain only single bonds between the carbon atoms in the chain and they have the general molecular formula CnH2n+2
One of the simplest types of organic compound is the hydrocarbon
Organic Chemistry is the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds