Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 22 - Hydrocarbon Compounds - 22.2 Unsaturated Hydrocarbons - 22.2 Lesson Check: 16

Answer

Saturated hydrocarbons: each carbon atom has the maximum number of hydrogens, the hydrocarbon has single covalent bonds (alkanes). Unsaturated hydrocarbons: each carbon atom does not have the maximum number of hydrogens because of the presence of double (alkene) or triple covalent bonds (alkyne).

Work Step by Step

Saturated hydrocarbons: each carbon atom has the maximum number of hydrogens. Unsaturated hydrocarbons: each carbon atom does not have the maximum number of hydrogens because of the presence of double (alkene) or triple covalent bonds (alkyne).
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