Q. 38 E3.9( 8 Votes )

What is meant by ‘heteroatom’? Give examples. Write the names and formulae of two organic compounds containing different heteroatoms.

Answer :

In a hydrocarbon chain, any atom other than carbon and hydrogen is referred as heteroatom. Examples: Halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur.

Ethanol- (CH3CH2OH)

Chloroethane- (CH3CH2Cl)

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