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.