All straight-chain alkanes have the same functional group because they are of a single homologous series. Understanding why Ethane is a member of the homologous. What is the chemical in ethane functional group in organic compounds?
Ethane groups in organic compounds
What about ethane? It contains 2 carbon atoms and 6 hydrogen atoms. All we see in this molecule is carbon-hydrogen and carbon-carbon single bonds, so in a sense we can think of ethane as lacking a functional group entirely. Ethane is primarily used as the raw material for the production of ethylene for further production of plastics, fruit ripening and detergent making. In scientific research, it is used in liquid form for vitrifying water-rich materials.
Ethanal can be reduced to ethane by using
Is ethane a functional group?
Ethane is not a functional group in organic chemistry.
Ethane groups references:
《Hindered rotation of the methyl groups in ethane》-JD Kemp, KS Pitzer - The Journal of Chemical Physics, 1936
《Catalytic hydrogenolysis of ethane over the noble metals of Group VIII》-JH Sinfelt, DJC Yates - Journal of Catalysis, 1967