Formulae on Hydrocarbons


If you learn the dehydrohalgenation reaction, R-OH+HX=>R-X+H2O where X=F, Cl, Br, I. You actually know an infinite number of reactions because there are an infinite number of possible R groups

Different methods of preparation of alkanes : Decarboxylation of sodium salt of fatty acids , wurtz reaction , corey-House Alkane synthesis , Kolbe electrolytic method , Hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes , Reduction of alkyl halide, hydrolysis of Grignard reagent .

Liquid alkanes are lighter than water.

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