alkenes- chemistry unit 1



-alkenes have C=C double bonds. (they are hydrocarbons)

-they are known as unsaturated as the double bond could be opened up to allow the two carbon atoms to bond with other atoms.

-the first three alkenes are ethene (two carbon atoms)porpane (threeC's) and butene (four C's) 

- alkenes have a formula. CnH2n - this means they have twice as many hydrogen as carbon atoms

- carbon atoms always make four bonds however hydrogen only one. .

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