Hydrocarbon species (also known as paraffins) with general formula C where is an integer. Alkanes contain only saturated bonds and are relatively unreactive in the atmosphere, where they react by hydrogen abstraction to form alkyl radicals. Major sources include natural gas emissions, biomass burning, evaporative emissions, and fuel combustion.
( AL- KAE-NS ) ALKANES ARE MOLECULES, MADE OF CARBON & HYDRON ATOMS THAT HAVE THE GENERAL FORMULA, ( N ) CBN + ( 2N+2 ) HDR WHEREIN: N = THE NUMBER OF CARBON ATOMS
The homologous group of linear saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having the general formula C(n)H(2n+2). Alkanes can be straight or branched chains or ring structures. Also called paraffins.