Answer :

Homologous series: The series of carbon compounds in which two successive compounds differ by –CH2 unit is called homologue series.


Example:


● CH4, C2H6, C3H8…..


● CH3OH, C2H5OH, C3H7OH….


Characteristics


i. They have one general formula.


ii. Each compounds in the series differs by –CH2 group.


iii. They have similar chemical properties due to the same functional group.


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