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Alkene vs Alkyne

  1. Sep 23, 2010 #1
    Would a hydrocarbon with both double and triple bonds be considered just an alkyne....or both an alkene and alkyne?
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  3. Sep 23, 2010 #2


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    Both an alkene and an alkyne.
  4. Sep 23, 2010 #3
    Thanks. Also, is an aromatic ring hydrocarbon with all single bonds considered saturated?
  5. Sep 24, 2010 #4
    I don't think there is such a thing as an aromatic ring with all single bonds. One of the requirements for aromaticity is each atom having overlapping p orbitals on both sides, which results in double bonds.

    So short answer, no.
  6. Sep 25, 2010 #5
    Thanks for the reply.
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