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Hydrocarbons are compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms. This tag should be applied when a saturated or an unsaturated hydrocarbon is the main focus. For aromatic hydrocarbons, use [tag:aromatic-compounds] instead. For halohydrocarbons or other functional derivatives, use [tag:halides] or other relevant tags instead.

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Why do saturated hydrocarbons burn with a clean flame while unsaturated hydrocarbons burn with a sooty flame when burnt in air? My chemistry book says that it happens due to the amount of carbon … being more than the amount of hydrogen in unsaturated hydrocarbons. But isn't that also the case with saturated hydrocarbons? …
asked Feb 25 '16 by Aniansh