What Are Hydrocarbons? Explain with Examples. - Science

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What are hydrocarbons? Explain with examples.

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Hydrocarbon is a compound of hydrogen and carbon. Examples for hydrocarbons are methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6) and ethyne (C2H2). All these compounds are hydrocarbons as they are only made of hydrogen and carbon elements which is evident from their respective molecular formulae.

Concept: Chains, Branches and Rings of Carbon Compound
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 39.1 | Page 223
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