Functional Groups

Functional Groups
Name Displayed formulae Suffix General Reaction
Alkane   -ane Combustion, Cracking
Alkene   -ene Addition, Polymerisation
Alcohol   -x-ol Mild oxidation, Elimination
Aldehyde    -al  Oxidation/Mild reduction 
Carboxylic Acid    -oic acid  Typical acid reaction 
Ketone   x-one Good Solvent
Halogenoalkane  etc. Flouro-
Chloro-
Bromo-
Iodo-
 
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