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Properties of Hydrocarbons Properties of Hydrocarbons
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Hydrocarbons ¾ The three key categories of hydrocarbons are saturated , unsaturated , and aromatic . ¾ These categories have a large influence on both the reactivity and physical properties of organic compounds. ¾ Saturated hydrocarbons are relatively chemically inert. ¾ Unsaturated hydrocarbons are subject to addition and oxidation reactions. ¾ Aromatic hydrocarbons are more likely to undergo substitution reactions instead of addition reactions. Saturated Unsaturated Aromatic
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