Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

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Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

Postby Emily Huang 2A » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:05 pm

I had a question about aliphatic hydrocarbons. When the textbook refers to "aliphatic" hydrocarbons, are aliphatic hydrocarbons only supposed to be single-bonded carbon-hydrogen chains? Or can there be double and triple bonds in the chain?

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Re: Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

Postby jennifer_zhou2C » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:09 pm

An aliphatic hydrocarbon actually means that the hydrocarbon does not have a ring present in the structure. This can include double and triple bonds as long as there is no ring.

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