What are hydrocarbons?

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Feb 11, 2017

Answer:

Well, they are called #"hydrocarbons"# for a reason.........

Explanation:

For the reason that they contain carbon and hydrogen in chains of various length..................

Saturated hydrocarbons have general formula #C_nH_(2n+2)#. Each degree of unsaturation, i.e. each olefinic bond, or ring junction, reduces the hydrogen count BY TWO; i.e. olefins and cylcoalkanes have general formula #C_nH_(2n)#.