Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Study Problems: 2-24 a

Answer

Definition: Hydrocarbons containing only single bonds. Example: Propane $C_3H_8$

Work Step by Step

Alkanes are the simplest organic molecules. They have only carbon and hydrogen with only single bonds between them. Alkanes have the general formula $C_nH_{2n+2}$. Example: Propane
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