. What is meant by homologous series of carbon compounds

Classify the following carbon compounds into two homologous series and name them.                                

 C3H4 C3H6 C4H6 C4H8 C5H8 C5H10


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Ans.  A homologous series is a group of organic compounds having similar   structure and similar  chemical  properties in which  the successive compounds differ  by CH2  group.

Alkens           Alkynes

General formula   CNH2N                  CNH2N-2

          C3H6,Propane           C3H4, Propyne

          C4H8, Butene            C4H6, Butyne

          C5H10, Pentene          C5H8, Pentyne


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