Q. 24.8( 4 Votes )
An organic compound burns with a sooty flame. Is it a saturated or an unsaturated compound?
An organic compound burns with a sooty flame, it is an unsaturated compound.
i. When an unsaturated compound is burned it will give a yellow flame with lots of smoke.
ii. This is the sooty flame.
iii. This happens due to incomplete combustion.
iv. When the compound is burned in a limited supply of oxygen, it will release CO (Carbon monoxide) in place of CO2 resulting in incomplete combustion.
Hence, unsaturated compound gives sooty flame due to incomplete combustion.
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