What are Alkynes?

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Mar 19, 2018


Alkynes are a class of organic, unsaturated hydrocarbons (contain Carbon and Hydrogen) that have a Carbon-Carbon triple bond.


You might commonly see them depicted like this, in Organic Chemistry: enter image source here

You might also hear about Alkanes and Alkenes, as well as Alkynes. The difference is that Alkanes have a single bond between Carbon atoms, and Alkenes have a double bond between Carbon atoms.

I hope that helps!