Chap 2 Carbon Compds
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Chapter 2

Carbon Compounds

[24 periods]

bulletCarbon compounds are very important. There are more than 15 million compounds and their numbers keep increasing every year.


bulletGeneral formulae of the homologous series(families) and their functional groups must be memorized.


bulletEvery page of this chapter gives important information about the families alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids, and esters.


bulletIUPAC rules are used for the systematic naming of the compounds.


bulletDrawing correct structural formulae and understanding isomerism are very important.


bulletThe important labwork are [LW 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,p32-55; PB]. They focus on the chemical properties of the functional groups.


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