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…


(i) Alkane are called saturated hydrocarbons because tetra-valency of each carbon atom is satisfied by single covalent bond.

(ii) Ethene (C2H4) is an unsaturated hydrocarbon, commonly known as alkene. Ethene molecule contains two carbon atoms bonded by double bond.

(iii) The compound is an unsaturarted hydrocarbon having general formula CnH2n. So, this compound is an alkene.