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. Explain why alkanes are relatively unreactive.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Explanation for relatively unreactivity of alkanes should be given.

Concept Introduction:

The alkanes are formed by formation of single bond only between the carbon and hydrogen atoms. The formation of single bond takes place sharing of two electrons between the two atoms, one electron from each atom that is covalent bond.

Explanation

The alkanes are formed by formation of single bond only between the carbon and hydrogen atoms. The formation of single bond takes place sharing of two electrons between the two atoms, one electron from each atom that is single covalent bond. Thus, alkanes are saturated and have stronger intermolecular...

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