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Properties of Alkanes

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  • Alkanes are the simplest family of hydrocarbons - compounds containing carbon and hydrogen only with only carbon-hydrogen bonds and carbon-carbon single bonds. Alkanes are not very reactive and have little biological activity; all alkanes are colorless and odorless.