is a double bond hydrocarbon. It is the simplest alkene,
containing at least one carbon to carbon double bond. Alkenes are also
called olefins used
widely in the
petrochemical industry. Ethylene is a colorless gas used to make
polyethylene which is
widely used to make plastic bags and many
is the simplest hydrocarbon
with a triple bond which is referred to as alkynes.
Acetylene is used in lamps and hardening of steel, but more importantly
it is used to produce other useful hydrocarbons.
In the following exercise
see how many different types
of hydrocarbons that you can make by following the worksheet.