Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

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Devon 1L
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Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

Postby Devon 1L » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:24 pm

What is the difference between these two?

Irena Roy 4H
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Re: Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

Postby Irena Roy 4H » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Saturated hydrocarbons are organic compounds that contain single carbon-carbon covalent bonds, while unsaturated hydrocarbons are organic compounds that contain at least one double or triple bond. Unsaturated hydrocarbons will have kinks in their structures.

Samantha Rundle 3K
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Re: Saturated and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

Postby Samantha Rundle 3K » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:22 pm

Saturated hydrocarbons also have a lot more hydrogens attached to each carbon because of the lack of double and triple bonds. I like to think they are "saturated" with hydrogens.


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