# Is C_6H_10 an alkane, alkene, or alkyne?

Dec 15, 2016

${C}_{6} {H}_{10}$ has 2 degrees of unsaturation.

#### Explanation:

The saturated formula would be ${C}_{6} {H}_{14}$. ${C}_{6} {H}_{10}$ has either a triple bond, OR 2 olefinic bonds, or an olefinic bond and a ring junction, or 2 ring junctions. Have I got them all?

So it's either an alkyne, or an alicyclic structure, or a diene, or some combination.