Hydrocarbons Key Words and Points

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1. What is combustion?

  • When a substance implodes in the air
  • When fuels react with heat to form oxygen
  • When fuels react with oxygen and burn to release useful heat energy
  • An explosion which occurs when crude oil is heated
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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 the name given to these alkanes with similar chemical properties.

  • Homologous Seies
  • Saturated Series
  • Reactivity Series
  • Similarity Series

4. What is an alkene?

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

5. What is needed for the reaction of methane with bromine?

  • Kinetic Energy
  • The presence of oxygen and water
  • UV Light
  • Heat Energy


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