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A Saturated Hydrocarbon Has Fifty Hydrogen Atom in Its Molecule. the Number of Carbon Atoms in Its Molecule Will Be (A) Twenty Five (B) Twenty Four (C) Twenty Six (D) Twenty Seven - Science

A saturated hydrocarbon has fifty hydrogen atom in its molecule. The number of carbon atoms in its molecule will be
(a) twenty five
(b) twenty four
(c) twenty six
(d) twenty seven

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Solution

twenty four
Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons that have the general formula CnH2n+2. According to the question, the number of hydrogen atoms is 50, i.e., 2n+2=50.
∴ n = 48/2 = 24

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 53 | Page 223
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