In order to name organic compounds you must first memorize a few basic names. These names are listed within the discussion of naming alkanes. In general, the base part of the name reflects the number of carbons in what you... (More)
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In brief, Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons meaning a single bond between the carbon-carbon atoms eg Ethane. Alkenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons meaning one or more double bonds between carbon-carbon atoms eg Ethene. Alkynes are also unsaturated hydrocarbons with one or more... (More)