What are compounds containing carbon and hydrogen often called?

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Dec 16, 2016

Answer:

Hydrocarbons

Explanation:

Combining hydrogen and carbon produces a group of organic compounds called hydrocarbons. Depending on the specific molecular formula, there can be many different types of hydrocarbons, such as the fuels propane and octane. The simplest hydrocarbon is methane, which has the chemical formula CH4.