Difference between Saturated hydrocarbons and Unsaturated hydrocarbons





Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between Saturated hydrocarbons and Unsaturated hydrocarbons

S.No. Saturated Hydrocarbons Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
1 In saturated hydocarbons the carbon atoms are linked to each other only by single covalent bonds. In unsaturated hydocarbons the valencies of carbon atoms are not fully satisfied by single covalent bonds.
2 They contain only a single bond. They contain carbon to carbon double or triple bonds.
3 Substitution reaction is a characteristic property of these hydrocarbons. Addition reaction is a characteristic property of these hydrocarbons.
4 They are chemically less reactive. They are chemically more reactive.
5 There general formual is: CnH2n+2 There general formual is: CnH2n-2



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Difference between Unsaturated hydrocarbons vs Saturated hydrocarbons

Saturated hydrocarbons vs Unsaturated hydrocarbons

Differences between Unsaturated hydrocarbons vs Saturated hydrocarbons

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