Hydrocarbons Key Words and Points

1. What is combustion?

  • When fuels react with oxygen and burn to release useful heat energy
  • When fuels react with heat to form oxygen
  • An explosion which occurs when crude oil is heated
  • When a substance implodes in the air
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2. Define Hydrocarbon

  • Organic Compounds that contain only hydrogen and carbon
  • A hydrated carbon substance
  • A type of crude oil

3. What is an alkene?

  • When a hydrocarbon has one or more carbon-carbon covalent bonds
  • When an alkane is combusted
  • A saturated alkane
  • An isomer of alkanes

4. What is the process called when alkenes are obtained from larger chain hydrocarbons?

  • Alkenisation
  • Cracking
  • Fractional Distillation
  • Splitting

5. What is the general formula for alkanes ?

  • CnH2n+1
  • CnH2n
  • CnH2n+2
  • CnHn+2


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