Q. 14.4( 14 Votes )

Write the molecular formula of an alkene and alkane with twenty carbon atoms.

Answer :

The general molecular formula of an alkane is written as CnH2n+2, and the general formula of an alkene is written as CnH2n where ‘n’ is the number of carbon atoms.

Now for n=20, the molecular formula of

a) alkane will be C20H2x20+2 or C20H42

b) alkene will be C20H2x20 or C20H40

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.