Hydrocarbons that lack functional groups and consist of purely carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds.

nomenclature of alkanes

Naming Alkanes…and Everything Else

Naming Alkanes Nomenclature is best learned by starting and getting perfectly clear about naming alkanes. The skeletal structure of any biological compound is based around the saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes). As compounds that contain no functional groups, alkanes are the least reactive parts of the molecule and constitute both the backbone of a compound, its...

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