Is #C_6H_10# an alkane, alkene, or alkyne?

1 Answer
Dec 15, 2016

Answer:

#C_6H_10# has 2 degrees of unsaturation.

Explanation:

The saturated formula would be #C_6H_14#. #C_6H_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.