Organic compounds

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Alkanes can be used as fuel. As the chain length of the alkane increases, it can be noted that the boiling point of the molecules increases.

Physical properties: Alkanes are less dense than water.

Chemical properties: Alkanes are combustible due to the fact that they have the hydrocarbon chain within the molecule.

This is the same for alcohols, but less energy is needed to separate the bonds in an alcohol, so the chemical reaction with oxygen in the


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