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Martha Brown Chemistry 17/05/2012
Miss Mallalieu
Alkanes and Alcohols: Compare and Contrast
Alkanes
Alkanes are a group of organic chemicals that are also known as hydrocarbons. This is
because they consist purely of hydrogen and carbon. The general formula for working out
the number of atoms in an alkane follows: CnH2n+2 where n is equal to the amount of
carbon atoms. To find out the number of carbons in the chain just look at the prefix of the
Alkane.…read more

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