- The compounds which are majorly made of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Hydrocarbons are further classified as
- Saturated compounds are hydrocarbons in which hydrogen and carbon have single bonds. They are also known as Alkanes.
- hydrocarbons in which hydrogen and carbon have double or triple bonds. hydrocarbons with double covalent bonds are alkenes and those with triple covalent bonds are alkynes.
Formulas & structure of saturated compounds of carbon & Hydrogen
On the basis of structures the hydrocarbons can be:
- These are the compounds having identical molecular formula but different structures. For example, isomers of butane.