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Name the important chemical reactions of hydrocarbons. Give one example for each.

Answer :

Important chemical reactions of hydrocarbons are:

i. Substitution reaction:

Reaction in which an atom or a group in a compound is replaced by another atom or group are called substitution reactions.


Methane Chloromethane

In the above example, one hydrogen atom of methane is replaced by one chlorine atom.

ii. Addition reaction

When an unsaturated hydrocarbon reacts with hydrogen, gives a saturated hydrocarbon. This reaction is called addition reaction.


CH2 = CH2 + H2 CH3—CH3

(unsaturated) (saturated)

iii. Polymerization

Polymerization is a process in which a large number of simple molecules combine under suitable conditions to form complex molecules. The molecules formed are called polymers.


In the above reaction, a large number of ethene molecules combine under higher pressure in the presence of catalyst to form polythene.

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