Class 10 Chemistry Carbon and Its Compounds Unsaturated Carbon Compounds

Unsaturated Carbon Compounds

  • Compounds formed by the linking of carbon by double or triple bonds in between them are called unsaturated compounds.
    • For example, Ethene (C2H4) is an alkene in which one carbon atom gets bonded to another carbon atom by a double bond. The remaining valencies of each carbon are satisfied by two hydrogen atoms.

 

  • Ethyne (C2H2) is an alkyne in which one carbon atom gets bonded to another carbon atom by a double or triple bond. The remaining valency of each carbon is satisfied by one hydrogen atom.

  • These compounds are more reactive than the saturated carbon compounds.

 

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