# Naming Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes

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Alkanes contain a single bond, Alkenes contain a double bond, and Alkynes contain a triple bond. In naming hydrocarbons, one must know the number of Carbons, to identify the prefix, and the number of bonds, to identify the suffix. For example, a C5H10 compound with one double bond at the first carbon would be called 1-Pentene (pent- indicating 5 carbons and -ene indicating the double bond.)

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• The basic rules for naming alkenes are the same as those for the nomenclature of alkanes, except that we change the suffix to –ene. 1. ... (more)
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• To name an alkane from a Newman projection, you convert the projection to a line structure; then you write the IUPAC ... (more)
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• The most common mistake when naming any organic compound is making sure that you find the longest chain of carbons. This is the parent ... (more)
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• Of course you can, but it will ruin the engine. Gasoline is a mixture of C₄ to C₁₀ hydrocarbons. It has a boiling point of about 85 °C and ... (more)
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• In organic chemistry, the alkene is a homologous serious of compound, their nomenclature ( naming to the compound) is very easy, you must ... (more)
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• The balanced equation is C₃H₆ + Br₂ → C₃H₆Br₂. You do not state any special conditions, so I assume that this is a thermal rather than a ... (more)
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• *cis* means *on this side*; *trans* means *across* or *on opposite sides*. You can use the *cis/trans* notation when atoms are restricted ... (more)
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• You convert the molecular formula to its equivalent alkane formula. Then you compare the number of H atoms to those in the alkane with the ... (more)
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• Alkalinity is the amount of base in a solution. Alkalinity is determined from the amount of acid required to neutralize all the base in the ... (more)
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• E-Z notation is the IUPAC method for assigning the absolute stereochemistry of double bonds within molecules. It's a similar concept to cis ... (more)
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• You name them like ordinary alkenes, but with the ending *-diene*. See [How do you name alkenes with double ... (more)
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• Thanks for your question involving organic [compounds](http://socratic.org/chemistry/a-first-introduction-to-matter/compounds) called ... (more)
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• You name them as alkanes with the general prefix halo-. Halogen substituents are functional groups. You can read how to name alkanes with ... (more)
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• Yes, **a** paraffin is an alkane. An **alkane** is a saturated hydrocarbon with the formula C_"n"H_(2"n"+2). However, the word ... (more)
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• RULES FOR NAMING ALKANES 1. Find the longest chain of carbon atoms. This will give you the parent name of the alkane. 2. If two chains ... (more)
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