Alkane vs Alkyl

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Kevin Chang 2I
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Alkane vs Alkyl

Postby Kevin Chang 2I » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:41 pm

What is the difference between an Alkene and an Alkyl?

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Re: Alkane vs Alkyl

Postby JessenyaReyes_1B » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:08 pm

An alkane is a saturated hydrocarbon, which means there are only carbon-carbon single bonds. The -ane part of the naming is what indicates that the hydrocarbon has only single bonds.
Alkyls are the substituents in alkanes. When naming the substituent, the ending -ane is changed to -yl.
An alkene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon, which means it has one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.
Another type of unsaturated hydrocarbon, is the alkyne, which has on or more carbon-carbon triple bonds
In summary, an alkane has only single bonds, an alkene has double bonds, an alkyne has triple bonds, and an alkyne is a substituent.


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