A hydrocarbon that contains as much hydrogen as possible. A compound with the generic formula CnH2n+2. See alkane.
hydrocarbon in which all carbon-carbon bonds are single bonds. (see saturated compound)
A compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen, with the hydrogen atoms connected by single bonds.
an organic compound consisting of only carbon and hydrogen atoms with no double or triple bonds. Examples are ethane, methane and propane. They are relatively unreactive, (i.e., do not form photochemical smog as rapidity as other organics)
A molecule containing only hydrogen and carbon and having all olefinic and aromatic double bonds removed by addition of hydrogen.