homologous series


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ho·mol·o·gous ser·ies

a series of organic compounds, the succeeding members of which differ from each other by the moiety CH2 (as in the fatty series).
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homologous series

In chemistry, compounds that proceed from one to the next by some constant such as a CH2 group.
See also: series
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The Fischer-Tropsch log-linear distribution demonstrates that equilibrium is achieved within the homologous series, but global equilibrium is not achieved.
A variable-fit homologous series can also be regarded as coupled homeotypes forming a composite structure.
The effects of water and a homologous series of alcohols (methanol, ethanol, propanol, and butanol) on the plasma polymerized membranes were studied.
The objectives of the research described in this article were: 1) to perform evaluations of several compounds identified in either drinking water or algal samples; 2) to evaluate the application of the Weber-Fechner law in relating odor intensity to compound concentration, 3) to if odor descriptors ascribed to a homologous series changed either among the compounds or with changes in the compound concentration; and 4) calculate the OTCs of the odorous organic compounds.
- There was little evidence for correlation between pattern elements that are not members of a homologous series; however, several of the estimated partial correlations between such pairs differed significantly from zero according to the test criterion without the Bonferroni correction.