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Solution: What is the difference between an alkane, an alkene, and an ...

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What is the difference between an alkane, an alkene, and an alkyne? 

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Hey guys, so in this question they're asking us to differentiate between an alkane, an alkene and an alkyne. So an alkane, if it has an ending ane, it means that the carbons are going to be single-bonded, so you have single-bonded carbons.

An alkene, if you have an ending E N E, it means that you're going to have a double bond between the 2 carbons, so double-bonded carbons. An alkyne with an ending Y N E, it means that you're going to have a triple-bonded carbon, so you have a triple bond between two carbons. So for example this is going to be like this, a double bond that is going to look like this and a triple bond is going to look like this.

So that's the difference between alkane, alkene and alkyne. See you guys soon.