Carbon and its compounds 5
CHEMISTRY SSS1 Third Term
Carbon and its compounds
The student should be able to:
- Define hydrocarbons
- State the classification of hydrocarbons
Hydrocarbons are compounds of hydrogen and carbons only. They are simple organic compounds with a molecular formula CXHY.
Hydrocarbons are naturally-occurring compounds and form the basis of crude oil, natural gas, coal, and other important energy sources.
Hydrocarbons are highly combustible and produce carbon dioxide, water, and heat when they are burned. Therefore, hydrocarbons are highly effective as a source of fuel.
Hydrocarbons occur naturally throughout the world, originating from plant and animal fossils that have been formed by the forces of temperature and weight over millennia. They are mostly.... View More
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