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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.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 39.1 | Page no. 223
Solution What Are Hydrocarbons? Explain with Examples. Concept: Versatile Nature of Carbon - Chains, Branches and Rings.
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