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Alkanes vs AlkenesWhat are the benefits and disadvantages of: Alkanes Alkenes...

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huggybizzak14322 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted April 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM via web

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Alkanes vs Alkenes

What are the benefits and disadvantages of:

Alkanes

Alkenes

Ethanol

Ethanoic acid

Chloroethene

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mlsiasebs | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted April 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM (Answer #2)

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You need to be more specific about advantages/disadvantages of each of these types of compounds.  They are very different classes of compounds with many different uses so the advantages and disadvantages are going to vary depending on the context in which they are being used.

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huggybizzak14322 | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM (Answer #3)

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You need to be more specific about advantages/disadvantages of each of these types of compounds.  They are very different classes of compounds with many different uses so the advantages and disadvantages are going to vary depending on the context in which they are being used.

I just need the benefits and disadvantages of these in our society, thats it nothing more, and I need each of them.. If you can help please.

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melonsmasher | Student , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted June 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM (Answer #4)

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General formula for alkanes is CnH2n+2. They are suitable for single bonds only.

General formula for alkenes is CnH2n.They are suitable for double bonds only.

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jessamynchiu | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted July 7, 2012 at 1:41 AM (Answer #5)

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Alkanes and alkenes are both hydrocarbons (that is, they include only the elements hydrogen and carbon).

Alkanes have a general formula of CnH2n+2 while alkenes have a simpler one CnH2n.

Alkanes are relatively unreactive except for the fact that they can react with the group seven halogens under the condition of UV light to form halogenalkanes, while the alkenes are pretty reactive. Most of alkenes' reactions include breaking the carbon carbon double bond and adding more elements to its formula so it ends up with single bonds.

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