Determine whether each compound is a hydrocarbon.
Here, we are going to determine whether the given compounds are hydrocarbon.
Hydrocarbons are the compounds of carbon and hydrogen only. Hydrocarbons are of different types. Depending upon the types of carbon-carbon bonds present, they can be classified into three main categories –
(ii) unsaturated and
(iii) aromatic hydrocarbons.
Saturated hydrocarbons contain carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen single bonds. Unsaturated hydrocarbons contain carbon-carbon multiple bonds – double bonds, triple bonds or both. Aromatic hydrocarbons are a special type of cyclic compounds.
- CH2O contains oxygen along with carbon and hydrogen. So, it is not a hydrocarbon.
- CH4 contains carbon and hydrogen only. So, it is a hydrocarbon.
- C6H6 contains carbon and hydrogen only. So, it is a hydrocarbon.
- C2H7N contains nitrogen along with carbon and hydrogen. So, it is not a hydrocarbon.