Why are saturated hydrocarbons called paraffins?

Asked by christen Nizel | 21st Dec, 2013, 09:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Saturated hydrocarbons are relatively unreactive under ordinary conditions and so, they are also known as paraffins( parum - little , affinis - affinity).

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 23rd Dec, 2013, 09:37: AM

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