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Chapter: 11th Chemistry : Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

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Classification of organic compounds

They may be classified based on their structure or the functional group.

Classification of organic compounds

 

The existing large number of organic compounds and ever-increasing number have made it necessary to classify them. They may be classified based on their structure or the functional group.

 

Classification based on the structure:




Based on the above classification let us classify the following compounds.

 

1. Classify the following compounds based on the structure

i) CH C– CH2–C CH

ii) CH3 – CH2 – CH2 - CH2– CH3


Solutions:

(i) Unsaturated open chain compound

(ii) saturated open chain compound

(iii) aromatic benzenoid compound

(iv) alicyclic compound

 

Classification based on functional groups:

 




 

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