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Hi guys can someone explain why butane and hexane are members of the same homologous series, while ethane and propene are not members of the same homologous series
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Butane and hexane are both alkanes (they end with ANE) - so they're part of the same homologous series
Ethane and Propene have different functional groups - ethane is an alkane (ends in ANE) and propene is an alkene (ends in ENE) - they are thus not in the same homologous series
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Hi Fa123123,

look here it may help you:

https://www.science-revision.co.uk/alkanes.html
https://www.science-revision.co.uk/alkenes.html
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