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Whats the difference between an Alkane and an Alkene?
Question Date: 2007-11-15
Answer 1:

There are good definitions lf Alkanes and Alkenes in Wikipedia,



Here you have them:
Alkanes are also known as Paraffins. They are chemical compounds that consist only of the elements carbon (C) and hydrogen (H) (i.e. hydrocarbons), where each of these atoms are linked together exclusively by single bonds.

An alkene, olefin, or olefine is an unsaturated chemical compound containing at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond. The simplest alkenes, with only one double bond and no other functional groups, form a homologous series of hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n.

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