|Jun27-12, 02:54 PM||#1|
Which of the following are saturated hydro carbons?
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I did my chemistry diploma yesterday and a numerical response question asked which of the 4 are saturated hydrocarbons?
I cant remember all of them but here's what i remember:
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution**sorry I cant illustrate the hydrocarbons, but ill try my best to explain**
I managed to figure out three of them, as they were single bonded - alkanes, and it came down to 3 left.
2 of which had c=c bonds, and one had a c-c=o bond and also branched off with OH - making it a carboxylic acid.
The single bonded to double bond O c-c=o would be saturated right?
|Jun27-12, 04:43 PM||#2|
Carboxylic acid is not a hydrocarbon, so depending on the exact wording it could be either a trick question, or it asked about a side chain (only carbon-carbon bonds are taken into account when determining saturation).
|Jun27-12, 06:18 PM||#3|
Okay, the exact wording probably went along the lines of which include saturated hydro carbon groups. So in that case, using elimination, I know that the other 2 compounds with c=c bonds are incorrect, leaving me with this last carboxylic acid. Thanks!
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