Lesson Flashcards: Properties of Alkenes Chemistry • 10th Grade

Incomplete combustion

Combustion of a hydrocarbon in limited oxygen to produce water, carbon monoxide, and carbon (soot)

Complete combustion

Combustion of a hydrocarbon in excess oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water molecules as the products


An unsaturated hydrocarbon that contains at least one carbon–carbon double bond

Saturated alkanes

Hydrocarbon molecules that do not contain any double or triple bonds

Dispersion forces

Electrostatic attractions set up between the slightly positive end of one molecule and the slightly negative end of another molecule

Thermal catalytic cracking

A type of cracking reaction done using heat and a catalyst to break down long hydrocarbons into small products

Monounsaturated alkenes

Hydrocarbon molecules that contain one carbon–carbon double bond

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