Hydrocarbon

Definition: The compounds which are made up of carbon and hydrogen are called hydrocarbons.

Types of hydrocarbons: Hydrocarbons are of mainly three types:

I. Saturated, II. Unsaturated and III. Aromatic

I. Saturated hydrocarbons: Such hydrocarbons which are formed by C-C single bond or C-H single bond are called saturated hydrocarbons.

II. Unsaturated hydrocarbons: Such hydrocarbons which are formed by C-C double or triple or both bonds are called unsaturated hydrocarbons.

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