Cyclohexane Lab Report

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EXPERIMENTAL RATIONALE Hydrocarbons are organic molecules consisting of hydrogen and carbon only1 and can be classified as saturated or unsaturated. A saturated hydrocarbon has the maximum number of hydrogens that can be present, given the number of carbons in the compound, for example, acyclic alkanes. A hydrocarbon is unsaturated if a hydrogen can be added1. This is a result of a hydrogen in the molecule being replaced, for example, with a double or triple bond or ring structure. Three examples of saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbons, used in the experiment are hexane, cyclohexane and cyclohexene, depicted in Figure 1. Figure 1: Table of comparison for each hydrocarbon Hydrocarbon Hexane Cyclohexane Cyclohexene Chemical formula …show more content…

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