Organic Chemistry


There are about more than 10 million organic compounds and estimated to getting discovered many more upto the astronomically high number.

The credit goes to the special characteristics "catenation" and "tetravalency" of carbon atom which make carbon able to form so h...


What is Alkane?

The simplest members of Organic Compounds are known as Alkanes.

Alkanes are made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms only; and hence are called Hydrocarbons. The name hydrocarbon describes the composition of alkanes; and hence th...

Nomenclature of Organic Compounds

Initially there was not a certain fashion to decide the names of organic compounds. The names were decided in many ways.

Some organic compound got their name on the basis of areas where they were discovered first, some were named after the scientists, some were named according to color,...