Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons

In summary, the conversation discusses the difference between alkane and unsaturated hydrocarbon, and how the presence of double bonds can determine the type of hydrocarbon. The conversation also encourages focusing on the resulting product in order to identify the correct answer.
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C=C double bonds means that it is not an Alkane because an Alkane is saturated hydrocarbon. So the answer should be from A, B or C.
 

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Muhammad Danish said:
C=C double bonds means that it is not an Alkane because an Alkane is saturated hydrocarbon.

Which compound do you refer to - starting hydrocarbon, or the resulting hydrocarbon?
 
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Borek said:
Which compound do you refer to - starting hydrocarbon, or the resulting hydrocarbon?
Starting..
 
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Then you are right, but in no way it moves you ahead. Concentrate on the product - what do you know about it? (Or: what do you expect it to be?)
 
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Borek said:
Then you are right, but in no way it moves you ahead. Concentrate on the product - what do you know about it? (Or: what do you expect it to be?)
When an unsaturated hydrocarbon reacts with hydrogen, does it forms a saturated hydrocarbon? If this is the case, the the answer should be C.
 
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Muhammad Danish said:
When an unsaturated hydrocarbon reacts with hydrogen, does it forms a saturated hydrocarbon? If this is the case, the the answer should be C.

And that's the correct approach to the problem.
 
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What is organic chemistry?

Organic chemistry is a branch of chemistry that focuses on the study of carbon-containing compounds, also known as organic compounds. These compounds are found in living organisms and have a wide range of applications in various industries.

What are hydrocarbons?

Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are composed of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They can be found naturally in fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and are also used to make various products such as plastics and fuels.

How are hydrocarbons classified?

Hydrocarbons are classified based on the type of bonds between carbon atoms, which can be single, double, or triple bonds. They can also be classified as alkanes, alkenes, or alkynes based on the presence and type of these bonds.

What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons?

Saturated hydrocarbons have only single bonds between carbon atoms and are therefore considered to be "saturated" with hydrogen atoms. Unsaturated hydrocarbons, on the other hand, have at least one double or triple bond between carbon atoms and are not fully saturated with hydrogen atoms.

Why are hydrocarbons important in our daily lives?

Hydrocarbons have a wide range of applications in our daily lives. They are used as fuels for transportation and heating, as well as in the production of plastics, pharmaceuticals, and other products. They also play a crucial role in the food industry, as they are found in fats, oils, and many other food products.

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