Wed October 24, 2012 By: Abhilash

what are hydrocarbons?

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Wed October 24, 2012
Hydrocarbons are chemical compounds consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. They are a subset of organic compounds, and range from methane, which is just one carbon atom bonded to four hydrogen atoms, to polymers such as polystyrene, which consists of thousands of carbon and hydrogen atoms. 
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