Give any two differences between alkanes and alkenes.
Differences between alkanes and alkenes:
|Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons in which the carbon atoms are linked to each other only by single covalent bonds.||Alkenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons in which the valencies of carbon atoms are not fully satisfied by single covalent bonds.|
|They contain only a single bond.||They contain triple bonds.|
|They are chemically less reactive.||They are chemically more reactive.|
|The substitution reaction is a characteristic property of alkanes.||The addition reaction is a characteristic property of alkenes|
|Their general formula is CnH2n + 2.||Their general formula is CnH2n|
Concept: Saturated and Unsaturated Carbon Compounds
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