10.6 - participating in the double bond The result would be...

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Key: Saturated means only the structure contains and only single bonds. A hydrocarbon contains only carbon and hydrogen atoms. This eliminates choices c-g which all contain either double bonds or non-carbon/hydrogen atoms. This leaves only choices a and b. Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons. Choice b is correct because hydrogen in excess could add to the carbons
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Unformatted text preview: participating in the double bond. The result would be octane, an alkane. The molecule needs the extra hydrogen atoms in order to become saturated (and, in fact, that’s what “saturated” refers to —saturated with hydrogen atoms). →...
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