What are the differences between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons?

Asked by  | 16th Mar, 2013, 08:40: PM

Expert Answer:

saturated hydrocarbons : Hydrocarbons having only C-C single bonds & having a common formula - CnH2n+2.They are called 'alkanes '.They are named by adding 'ane ' as prefix.

unsaturated hydrocarbons : Hydrocarbons having double or triple bonds. Double bonded compounds are called alkenes whereas triple bonded compounds are called alkynes. they are named by adding 'ene ' n 'yne ' respectively as prefix.

Answered by  | 18th Mar, 2013, 05:31: AM

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