What is the difference between paraffins and olefins?

Asked by jsmanoj | 11th Jul, 2014, 07:41: PM

Expert Answer:

The term 'olefins', also known as alkenes, are a large number of compounds that contain carbon and hydrogen and have at least one double bond in their structure.

Paraffins, also known as alkanes, are a large number of compounds that contain carbon and hydrogen and have single bonds only (fully saturated). They may be linear (normal), branched (iso) or cyclic (ring structures).

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 14th Jul, 2014, 11:22: AM