Tetrahedral carbon compounds

In saturated organic compounds, all of the carbon atoms are tetrahedral.

Chloroalkanes

  • A chloroalkane is an alkane in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced with chlorine atoms.
  • Chloroform (
  • ) is an example of a chloroalkane.
  • Chloroalkane’s main uses:
    • For removing oil and grease marks from machinery and in dry cleaning of clothes.
    • Paint stripper.
    • Correcting fluid, e.g. Tippex.

Alcohols

  • The alcohols form a homologous series of organic compounds, of general formula
  • .
  • The -OH group is called the hydroxyl group and is the functional group of alcohols.
    • A functional group... (More)