A-level Chemistry/OCR (Salters)/Organic compounds

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The organic compounds covered in Salters Advanced Chemistry can be classified as follows:

  • hydrocarbons
    • aliphatic hydrocarbons
      • alkanes
      • cycloalkanes
      • alkenes
      • alkynes
    • aromatic hydrocarbons (arenes)
  • haloalkanes
  • alcohols
  • alkoxides
  • ethers
  • amines
  • ammonium salts
  • nitriles
  • nitro compounds
  • diazonium salts
  • azo compounds
  • sulfonic acids
  • sulfonates
  • carbonyl compounds
    • aldehydes
    • ketones
    • carboxylic acids and their derivatives
      • carboxylic acids
      • carboxylates
      • acid anhydrides
      • acyl chlorides
      • esters
      • amides
      • amino acids

These groups of compounds each contain one functional group.