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. What is an alkyne? What structural feature characterizes alkynes? Give the general formula for alkynes.

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Interpretation:

The definition of alkyne should be determined along with the structural features which characterizes alkynes and general formula of alkynes.

Concept Introduction:

Compounds consist of carbon and hydrogen is known as hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are classified as saturated hydrocarbon and unsaturated hydrocarbon.

The hydrocarbons in which carbon-carbon multiple bonds are present is said to be unsaturated hydrocarbons.

The unsaturated hydrocarbon which contains one or more triple bonds in the structure is known as alkyne.

Explanation

An alkyne is an unsaturated hydrocarbon which contains one or more triple bond. In alkyne, carbon atoms linked with triple bond are bound with each other by one sigma and two pi bonds.

The general molecular formula of alkyne is CnH2n2 where n represents the number of carbon atoms

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