Homologous Series: Definition & Identification Video


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Molecules in a homologous series have different boiling points because of differences in _____.

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1. Which molecule is a homologue of the following:

2. Homologues differ from each other by one _____ group.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you are reviewing the concept of a homologous series as it is known in chemistry. Questions address the different boiling points of molecules in a series, and which molecule from a given group would not be a part of a homologous series.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The questions of this quiz are designed to help you review the following topics:

  • Identifying homologues
  • How homologues differ from each other
  • The reason behind different boiling points

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about homologues having different boiling points
  • Making connections - use what you know about homologues to explain how they differ from each other
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about molecules that would not be part of the same series of homologues

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn in the lesson titled Homologous Series: Definition & Identification. Using this, you can delve into the other topics mentioned below:

  • Comparing homologues to family resemblances
  • Functional groups
  • Physical properties of homologous series
  • What London dispersion forces are