Alkanes

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What are alkanes made up of?
Chains of carbon atoms surrounded by hydrogen atoms
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What sort of covalent bonds do alkanes consist of?
Single covalent bonds
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What are the first four alkanes?
Methane, ethane, propane and butane
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Providing there is plenty of oxygen, what do alkanes burn to produce?
Carbon dioxide and water
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How do alkanes react to other chemicals?
They are pretty unreactive towards most chemicals
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What do they not react with?
Aqueous reagents (substances dissolved in water)
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Why don't alkanes react?
The C-C bonds and C-H bonds in them are difficult to break
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What sort of covalent bonds do alkanes consist of?

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Providing there is plenty of oxygen, what do alkanes burn to produce?

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