Alkanes are acyclic saturated hydrocarbons consisting of hydrogen and carbon atoms arranged in a tree structure with all carbon-carbon bonds being single. They have the general chemical formula CnH2n+2, ranging from the simplest methane (CH4) to complex molecules like pentacontane (C50H102) or 6-ethyl-2-methyl-5-(1-methylethyl) octane.
Alkanes are commercially important, being the principal constituent of gasoline and lubricating oils, and are extensively employed in organic chemistry.
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Alkanes are organic compounds that consist entirely of single-bonded carbon and hydrogen atoms and lack any other functional groups. They are commercially very important, being the principal constituent of gasoline and lubricating oils, and are extensively employed in organic chemistry. Alkanes are the simplest and least reactive hydrocarbon species containing only carbons and hydrogens, and their lack of unsaturation makes them a relatively uninteresting, though very important component of organic chemistry.
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