Solution: Alkane Prefixes: Alkanes are fully saturated hydrocarbons with the molecular formula CnH2n+2 that end with –ane. The name of alkanes is based on the number of carbons in the compound. These alkane “prefixes” must be memorized in order to name more complex structures.  

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Alkane Prefixes: Alkanes are fully saturated hydrocarbons with the molecular formula CnH2n+2 that end with –ane. The name of alkanes is based on the number of carbons in the compound. These alkane “prefixes” must be memorized in order to name more complex structures.