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Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Refer to Chapter 22 "Hydrocarbons" in the text (starts on page 696).

vitalisma belief that living things possessed a mysterious force allowing them to make organic compounds
WohlerGerman chemist who first urea in the lab
KolbeGerman chemist (and student of Wohler) who coined the term "synthesis"
methanea single carbon hydrocarbon
ethanehydrocarbon with two carbon atoms
propanehydrocarbon with three carbon atoms
butanehydrocarbon with four carbon atoms
homologous seriesseries of compounds which differ from one another only by a repeating unit
isomerscompounds having the same formula but different structural arrangement of atoms
IUPACInternation Union of Pure and Applied Chemists

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