What are Alkanes?

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Apr 5, 2018

A family of organic substances...


Alkanes are organic compounds that are saturated hydrocarbons. That means that they are only made up of single carbon-hydrogen bonds. They have a general chemical formula of #C_nH_(2n+2),ninN#.

The simplest alkane is methane, a common substance found in fuel and cow flatulence...