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Alkanes and Alkenes

There is often a lot of confusion between the two but the key
difference is that alkenes have a double bond and alkanes
don't.
The key point that has to be remembered is that the bigger
the hydrocarbon, the less reactive it is.
(In case you are…

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Here is a list of all the alkanes...
o Methane
o Ethane
o Propane
o Butane
o Pentane
o Hexane
o Heptane
o Octane
o Nonane
o Decane
o Undecane
o Dodecane
o And so on...
The more volatile gases like methane and ethane are used in
petrol and cooking…

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