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Write the general formula of (i) alkenes, and (ii) alkynes. Draw the structures of the first member of each series to show the bonding between the two carbon atoms. - Science

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Write the general formula of (i) alkenes, and (ii) alkynes. Draw the structures of the first member of each series to show the bonding between the two carbon atoms.

Solution

General Formula

Alkenes: CnH2n

Alkynes: CnH2n-2

Structures

The first member of alkenes is ethene and its structure is given below.

The first member of alkynes is ethyne and its structure is given below.

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Write the general formula of (i) alkenes, and (ii) alkynes. Draw the structures of the first member of each series to show the bonding between the two carbon atoms. Concept: Versatile Nature of Carbon - Nomenclature of Carbon Compounds.
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