# Is butane an alkane?

Jun 7, 2018

Yes.

#### Explanation:

This is because it's fully saturated with hydrogen atoms.

Citings for picture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butane

Jun 7, 2018

Of course!

#### Explanation:

Look at the name of the molecule, it is butane after all, and not butene or butyne.

Another clue is looking at its chemical structure. Butane has a chemical formula of ${C}_{4} {H}_{8}$, and looks like this:

Since it has only single $C - C$ bonds, it is considered to be saturated, and therefore is an alkane.