Organic Chemistry & HydrocarbonsScientists used to think that only living organisms could synthesize the carbon compounds found in their cells. They called the study of these compounds organic chemistry.However, Friedrich Wohler (1800s) was able to use inorganic substances to synthesize urea. ( a carbon compound found in urine)Today - Organic chemistry includes the chemistry of almost all carbon compounds regardless of their origin.
HydrocarbonsThere are many more organic compounds than inorganic compoundsThe simplest organic compounds contain only carbon and hydrogen and are called hydrocarbons.The two simplest hydrocarbons are methane (CH4) and ethane C2H6.Methane is a major component of natural gas and is formed by the action of bacterial on decaying plants in swamps and other marshy areas.Livestock and termites also emit substantial quantities of methane as a product of digestion.
MethaneCarbon has 4 valence electrons and hydrogen has 1, so the carbon atom can form a single covalent bond with four hydrogen atoms.Because carbon has four valence electrons, a carbon atom always forms four covalent bonds.
EthaneMethane is not typical of the vast majority of organic compounds, because there isn’t a bond between carbon atoms in a methane molecule.Ethane has a carbon-carbon bond. Two carbons atoms share a pair of electrons. The remaining six valence electrons form bonding pairs with the electrons from six hydrogen atoms.
AlkanesThe ability of carbon to form stable carbon-carbon bonds is one reason that carbon can form so many different compounds.Alkanes are hydrocarbons in which there are only single covalent bonds.In alkanes, all the carbon-carbon bonds are single covalent bonds and all other bonds are carbon hydrogen bonds.The carbon atoms in an alkane can be arranged in a straight change or in a chain that has branchesAlkenes have the general formula CnH2n + 2 (C2H6)
Straight-Chain AlkanesEthane is the simplest of the straight-chain alkanes, which contain any number of carbon atoms, one after the other in a chain.Propane (C3H8) has three carbon atoms bonded in a chain with eight electrons shared with eight hydrogen atoms.Butane (C4H10) has four carbon atoms bonded in a chain with 10 hydrogen atoms.Homologous series – a constant increment of change in molecular structure from one compound in the series to the next. (straight-chain alkanes are an example)
Straight-Chain Alkanes First Ten Straight-Chain Alkanes Name Molecular Structural Formula BP (ºC) FormulaMethane CH4 CH4 -161.0Ethane C 2H6 CH3CH3 -88.5Propane C 3H8 CH3CH2CH3 -42.0Butane C4H10 CH3CH2CH2CH3 0.5Pentane C5H12 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3 36.0Hexane C6H14 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3 68.7Heptane C7H16 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3 98.5Octane C8H18 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3 125.6Nonane C9H20 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3 150.7Decane C10H22 CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3 174.1
Naming AlkanesEvery alkane has a name that ends with the suffix –ane.For the straight-chain alkanes with 1 to 4 carbon atoms, the official names and the common names are the same. (Methane, ethane, propane, and butane)A mixture of Latin and Greek prefixes are used to name the hydrocarbons having straight chains longer than four carbon atoms.The prefixes are pent- 5, hex- 6, hept- 7) oct- 8, etc.A complete structural formula shows all the atoms and bonds in a molecule. Sometimes, shorthand structural formulas work just as well.
Condensed Structural FormulasIn a condensed structural formula, some bonds and/or formula atoms are left out of the structural formula. (even thought the bonds and atoms do not appear, you must understand that they are there)C4H10CH3 – CH2 – CH2 – CH3CH3(CH2)2CH3C–C–C-C
Branched-Chain AlkanesBecause a carbon atoms form four covalent bonds, it can bond not only to one or two other carbon atoms, but also to three or even four other carbons, resulting in branched chains.Branches on a hydrocarbon chain are discusses as if they were substituted for a hydrogen atom on the chain.A atom or group of atoms that can take the place of a hydrogen atom on a parent hydrocarbon molecule is called a substituent.The longest continuous carbon chain of a branched-chain hydrocarbon is called the parent alkane.All other carbon atoms or groups of carbon atoms are regarded as substituents.
Branched-Chain Alkanes Substituent C | C -- C – C Parent alkane (propane) Substituents C C C | | |Parent alkane (hexane) C --- C -– C -– C –- C --- C
Alkyl GroupsA hydrocarbon substituent is called an alkyl group. groupAn alkyl group can be one carbon or several carbons long.Alkyl groups are name by removing the –ane ending from the parent hydrocarbon name and adding –yl.The three smallest alkyl groups are • methyl group (CH3 --) • ethyl group (CH3CH2 --) • propyl group (CH3CH2CH2 --)An alkyl group consists of an alkane with one hydrogen
Naming Branched-Chain AlkanesWhen a substituent alkyl group is attached to a straight- chain hydrocarbon, branches are formed.An alkane with one or more alkyl groups is called a branched-chain alkane. alkaneThe name of a branched-chain alkane is based on the name of the longest continuous carbon chain.Each alkyl substituent is named according to the length of its chain and numbered according to its position on the main parent chain.
Naming Branched-Chain Alkanes1. Find the longest chain of carbon atoms (parent)2. Number the carbons in the main chain in sequence. (Start at the end that will give the groups attached to the chain the smallest numbers.)3. Add numbers to the names of the substituent groups to identify their positions on the chain. (these numbers become prefixes to the name of the alkyl group)4. Use prefixed to indicate the appearance of the same group more than once in the formula. (di-, tri-, tetra-, penta-)5. List the names of alkyl substituents in alphabetical order. (ignore the prefixes di-, tri-, etc.)6. Use proper punctuation. Commas are used to separate numbers. Hyphens are used to separate numbers and words. Entire name written without any spaces.
Properties of AlkanesThe electron pair in a carbon-hydrogen or a carbon- carbon bond is shared almost equally by the nuclei of the atoms form the bond.Molecules of hydrocarbons, such as alkanes, are nonpolar molecules.The attractions between nonpolar molecules are weak van der Waals forces, so alkanes of low molar mass tend to be gases or liquids that boil at a low temperature.The nonpolar hydrocarbon compounds will not form solutions with polar compounds.
AlkenesOrganic compounds that contain the maximum number of hydrogen atoms per carbon atom are called saturated compounds. (alkanes)Compounds that contain double or triple carbon-carbon bonds are called unsaturated compounds. compoundsAlkenes are hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double covalent bonds.At least one carbon-carbon bond in an alkene is a double covalent bond. Other bonds may be single carbon- carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds.Alkenes have the general formula CnH2n (C2H4)
Naming AlkenesEthene (common name ethylene) is the simplest alkene.To name an alkene by the IUPAC system:1. Find the longest chain in the molecule that contains the double bond. (this will be the parent chain). It has the root name of the alkane with the same number of carbons plus the ending -ene.2. The chain is numbered so that the carbon atoms of the double bond have the lowest possible numbers.3. Substituents on the chain are name and numbered in the same way they are for the alkanes.
AlkynesHydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon triple covalent bonds are called alkynes.Alkynes have the general formula CnH2n-2 (C2H2)The simplest alkyne is the gas ethyne, which has the common name acetylene.Straight chain and branched chain alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes are aliphatic hydrocarbons.The major attractions between aliphatic molecules are weak van der Waals forces. (the introduction of a double or triple bond into a hydrocarbon does not have a dramatic effect on physical properties such as boiling point. )
Structural IsomersStructures of some hydrocarbons differ only in the positions of substituent groups or of multiple bonds in their molecules.Compounds that have the same molecular formula but different molecular structures are called isomers.Isomers have different properties from each other. butane 2-methylpropane
Structural IsomersStructural isomers are compounds that have the same molecular formula, but the atoms are joined together n a different order.Structural isomers differ in physical properties such as boiling point and melting point. They also have different chemical reactivities.In general, the more highly branched the hydrocarbon structure, the lower the boiling point of the isomer compared with less branched isomers.
Stereoisomers IsomersStereoisomers are molecules in which the atoms are joined in the same order, but the positions of the atoms in space are different.There are two types of steroisomers: • Geometric isomers • optical isomers.
Geometric IsomersA double bond between two carbon atoms prevents them from rotating with respect to each other.Because of this lack of rotation, groups on either side of the double bond can have different orientations in space.Geometric isomers have atoms joined in the same order, but differ in the orientation of groups around a double bond.
Geometric IsomersIn the trans configuration, the methyl groups are on configuration opposite sides of the double bond.In the cis configuration, the methyl groups are on the configuration same side of the double bond.Trans-2-butene and cis-2-butene have different physical and chemical properties.
Geometric IsomersThe groups attached to the carbons of the double bond do not need to be the same.Geometric isomerism is possible whenever each carbon of the double bond has at least one substituent. cis-2-pentene 2-methyl-1-butene Trans-2-pentene
Optical IsomersWhenever a carbon atom has four different atoms or groups attached, optical isomers occur.Asymmetric carbon – a carbon with four different atoms or groups attached.The relationship betweenthe molecules attached tothe carbon is similar to therelationship between rightand left hands.
Optical IsomersPairs of molecules that differ only in the way that four different groups are arranged around a central carbon atom are called optical isomers. isomersThe molecules cannot be superimposed because they are mirror images of each other.
Hydrocarbon RingsIn some hydrocarbon compounds, the carbon chain is in the form of a ring. These are called cyclic hydrocarbons. hydrocarbons Cyclopropane Cyclopentane Cyclohexane
Aromatic HydrocarbonsThere is a class of organic compounds that are responsible for the aroma of spices such as vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.These compounds were originally called aromatic compounds because they have distinct pleasant odors. However, not all compounds currently classified as aromatic have an odor.Molecules of aromatic compounds contain a single ring or a group of rings. Benzene (C6H6) is the simplest example of an aromatic compound.Aromatic compound is an organic compound that contains a benzene ring or other ring in which the bonding is like that of benzene.
Aromatic HydrocarbonsAnother name for an aromatic compound is an arene. areneBecause of the structure of benzene, the properties of aromatic compounds are quite different from those of aliphatic compounds.Benzene is a six-membered carbon ring with a hydrogen atom attached to each carbon.One electron from each carbon is free to participate in a double bond.
Benzene StructureIn a benzene molecule, the bonding electrons between carbon atoms are shared evenly around the ring.Recall that when two or more equally valid structures can be drawn for a molecule, resonance occurs.Benzene and other molecules that exhibit resonance are more stable than similar molecules that do not exhibit resonance.Thus, benzene is not as reactive as six-carbon alkenes.
Substituted Aromatic CompoundsCompounds containing substituents attached to a benzene ring are named as derivatives of benzene.When the benzene ring is a substituent on an alkane, the C6H5 group is called a phenyl group. group methylbenzene ethylbenzene 3-phenylhexane
Disubstituted BenzenesSome derivatives of benzene have two substituents. These derivatives are called disubstituted benzenes. benzenesThere are three structural isomers for the liquid aromatic compound dimethylbenzene.Common names for disubstituted benzenes use the terms ortho, meta, and para in place of numbers.
Natural GasMuch of the world’s energy is supplied by burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are carbon-based because they are derived from the decay of organisms.Typically, natural gas is composed of: • about 80% methane • 10% ethane • 4% propane • 2% butane. • The remaining 4% consists of nitrogen and hydrocarbons of higher molar mass. • also contains a small amount of He)Methane, the major constituent of natural gas is especially prized for combustion because it burns with a hot, clean flame.
Combustion of HydrocarbonsPropane and butane are separated from the other gases in natural gas by liquefaction and sold in pressurized tank as liquid petroleum gas (LPG)Oxygen is necessary for the efficient combustion of a hydrocarbon. If there is not enough O2 available, the combustion is incomplete.Complete combustion gives a blue flame. Incomplete combustion gives a yellow flame.Carbon monoxide, a toxic gas, is also formed along with carbon dioxide and water during incomplete combustion.
PetroleumThe organic compounds found in petroleum, or crude oil, are more complex than those in natural gas.Most of the hydrocarbons in petroleum are straight-chain and branched-chain alkanes.Petroleum also contain small amounts of aromatic compounds and sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen containing organic compounds.Petroleum is a mixture of hydrocarbons having from one to 40+ carbon atoms. Without further treatment, petroleum is not very useful.The mixture must be separated, or refined, into parts called fractions.
Hydrocarbon CrackingThe amounts of products obtained by fractional distillation are not in proportion to the demand of the market.Gasoline is the most commonly used product, so other processes are used to make the supply meet the demand.Cracking is a controlled process by which hydrocarbons are broken down or rearranged into smaller, more useful molecules. (with the aid of a catalyst and with heat)Example: fractions containing compounds of higher molar mass are “cracked” to produce the more useful short- chain components of gasoline and kerosene.
Coal Formation - PeatThe first stage in coal formation is an intermediate material known as peat.Peat is a soft, brown, spongy, fibrous material with a very high water content.When first dug outpeat has a veryhigh water content.After it is allowed todry, it produces alow cost but smokyfuel.
Coal Formation - LigniteIf peat is left in the ground, it continues to change.After a long period of time, peat loses most of its fibrous texture and becomes lignite, or brown coal. ligniteLignite is much harder than peat and has a higher carbon content (about 50%). The water content is still high.
Coal Formation - BitumiousContinued pressure and heat slowly change lignite intobitumious, or soft coal.bitumiousBitumious coal has a lower water content and higher carbon content (70 – 80%) than lignite.
Coal Formation - AnthraciteIn some regions of Earth’s crust, even greater pressures have been exerted and in those places (eastern PA), soft coal has been change into anthracite, or hard coal. anthraciteAnthracite has a carbon content that exceeds 80%, making it an excellent fuel source.Coal is classified by itshardness and carboncontent.
Coal MiningCoal, which is usually found in seams from 1 – 3 meters thick, is obtained from both underground and surface mines.In North America, coal mines are usually less than 100 meters underground.Much of the coal is so close to the surface that it isstrip-mined.Many coal mines in Europeand other parts of the worldextend 1000 to 1500 meterbelow Earth’s surface.
Composition of CoalCoal consists largely of condensed aromatic compounds of extremely high molar mass.These compounds have a high proportion of carbon compared with hydrogen.Due to the high proportion of aromatic compounds, coal leaves more soot upon burning than do the more aliphatic fuels obtained from petroleum.The majority of the coal that was once burned in North America contained about 7% sulfur, which burns to form the major air pollutants SO2 and SO3
Composition of CoalCoal may be distilled to obtain a variety of products: coke, coal tar, coal gas and ammonia.Coke is the solid material left after coal distillation. It is used as a fuel in many industrial processes and is the crucial reducing agent in the smelting of iron ore.Because coke is almost purecarbon, it produces intense heatAnd little or no smoke when itburns.
Composition of CoalCoal gas consists mainly of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide, all of which are flammable.Coal tar can be distilled further into benzene, toluene, napthalene, phenol and pitch.The ammonia from distilled coal is converted to ammonium sulfate for use as a fertilizer.
Quick SummaryPetroleum and natural gas are derived from marine organisms. Buried under ocean sediments.These compounds have a high proportion of carbon compared with hydrogen.Due to the high proportion of aromatic compounds, coal leaves more soot upon burning than do the more aliphatic fuels obtained from petroleum.The majority of the coal that was once burned in North America contained about 7% sulfur, which burns to form the major air pollutants SO2 and SO3