Cycloalkanes

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Cycloalkanes

Postby Jacob Afable 3J » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:19 pm

What makes an alkane a cycloalkane? For 1.5(a) and 1.6(b) the answer key says that both are cycloalkanes. I understand that because there exists single bonds between C-C and C-H, but when can you say that this type of hydrocarbon is a cycloalkane?

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Re: Cycloalkanes

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:22 pm

If it has a formula of Cn H2n and it does not contain double bonds, then it must be a cycloalkane.

Alkenes and cycloalkanes both share this formula

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Re: Cycloalkanes

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:02 pm

Cycloalkanes also appear in ringlike structures, with cyclopropane appearing as a triangle, and cyclopentane as a pentagon (just as examples).


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