. Write any 4 characteristic features of a homologous

series of organic compounds?

Best Answer


Homologous series: Compounds which have the same functional group and same chemical properties but differ in CH2 units.

Characteristic  features:

  • They have the same functional group. 
  • They have the same chemical properties.
  • They have the same general formula. 
  • They have a difference of CH2 unit.

Eg.  Methane CH4 and Ethane C2H6

Final Answer :

Hence homologous  series compounds have the same functional group,same chemical properties, same general formula but differ by CH2 unit.


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