Thu January 03, 2013 By:

Saturated hydrocarbons are the ones with single bonds between carbon atoms. If one of the carbon atoms in a compound has double bond with atom of other element like oxygen, then is the compound unsaturated?

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Thu January 03, 2013
No, it will still be saturated acid. 
Compounds of carbon and hydrogen that contain one double covalent bond between carbon atoms (carbon=carbon) or a triple covalent bond between carbon atoms () are called unsaturated hydrocarbons.
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