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    If we know that alkanes have the same functional group, what is that functional group?

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    CH3 - alkyl . . . it must be . . . :/
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    could be an OH
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    it's an alkyl group
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    (Original post by The Polar Dude)
    could be an OH
    It's only an alkane, not an alcohol . . .
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    the functional group in alkanes is the C-C
    ................. and that for alkenes is C=C
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    alkanes have no functional group, but they have the same general formula.
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    Alkanes are a bit weird - Alkenes have their one C=C bond, Alkynes have there one C-C triple bond.

    Alkanes' functional group could be the Alkyl group - e.g.
    Methane = Methyl + H = CH3 + H
    Ethane = Ethyl + H = C2H5 + H
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    and so on.
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    It would be the alkyl group CH3!
    If it was OH then it would be an alcohol (:
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    Cnh2n + 2

    they're saturated hydrocarbon bonds. they do not have functional groups (as far as i'm aware of anyway).
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    The 'functional group' is the C-C bond, like the C=C is the 'functional group' of Alkene.
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    There is no functional group in alkanes, it's just a few carbon atoms linked by a simple bond (and hydrogen of course)
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    Alkanes have no functional group
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    I wouldn't say they have a functional group. You could say that the functional group is a Carbon chain saturated with Hydrogen... The closest think you could say is the methyl group.
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    Thanks for your replies.
 
 
 
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