Specification Point 4.19:
Know the general formula for alkanes
Alkanes General Formula
Alkanes: A homologous series of hydrocarbon compounds with only single carbon bonds
n = number of carbon atoms CnH2n+2
Specification Point 4.20:
Explain why alkanes are classified as saturated hydrocarbons
Alkanes as Saturated Hydrocarbons
Alkanes: A homologous series of hydrocarbon compounds with only single carbon bonds that has the general formula CnH2n+2
Classification of alkanes:
Alkanes are classified as saturated hydrocarbons as all the bonds in alkanes are single bonds
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