# Chapter 23 - Organic Chemistry I: Formulas, Names, and Properties - Exercises - Aliphatic Hydrocarbons - Page 945: 24

a) The compounds that can be Alkanes are: compound c: $C_{14}H_{30}$ b) The compounds that can be cycloalakanes are: compound B $C_{5}H_{10}$

#### Work Step by Step

Compound A is an alkene. It cannot be a cyclocompund as it consists of 2 carbons only. Compound B can be either a cycloalkane or alkene as they have the same formula $C_{n}H_{2n}$ Compound C is an alkane as its formula is $C_{n}H_{2n+2}$ Compound D is neither an alkane nor a cycloalkane.

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