Alkanes Are Called Saturated Hydrocarbons

(i) Alkanes are called saturated hydrocarbons. Give a brief explanation, by taking the example of C2H6. … C atoms. What types of…

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(i) Alkane are called saturated hydrocarbons because tetra-valency of each carbon atom is satisfied by single covalent bond.
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(ii) Ethene (C2H4) is an unsaturated hydrocarbon, commonly known as alkene. Ethene molecule contains two carbon atoms bonded by double bond.
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(iii) The compound is an unsaturarted hydrocarbon having general formula CnH2n. So, this compound is an alkene.