organic compoundsdescribe organic compounds that are indispensable to modern human life

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Alkanes     Cn H2n+2; Alkenes    Cn H2n; Alkynes Cn H2n-2

Alcohols      R-COH or Aldehydes  R-CHO

Ether         R-O- R' or ketones   R-CO- R'

Carboxylic acids    R-COOH

Easters         R-COO - R'

R and R' are alkyl groups:CH3,C2H5

r dey called esters or easters i min d R-COO-R'

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Alkanes     Cn H2n+2; Alkenes    Cn H2n; Alkynes Cn H2n-2

Alcohols      R-COH or Aldehydes  R-CHO

Ether         R-O- R' or ketones   R-CO- R'

Carboxylic acids    R-COOH

Easters         R-COO - R'

R and R' are alkyl groups:CH3,C2H5

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