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What is the general formular for alkanes
CnH2n+2
what are the first 4 members of the alkane family
methene, ethene, propane, butane
What is the general formular for Alkenes
CnH2n
Are alkanes reactive?
No
Are alkenes reactive?
Yes
What are the products when alkanes burns in the air?
Carbon dioxide and water
Why carbon monoxide forms when alkanes burns in the air
Due to lack of oxygen
Why are alkanes said to be unsaturated
They do not add extra atoms to their structures
What happens to the physical properties of alkanes if the number of carbon atoms increases
they will have higher boiling points
Why are alkenes said to be unsaturated?
alkenes react with many substances in addition reactions (in a addition reaction, carbon bonds are broken and extra atoms are added.