Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Definition & Properties


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Which of the following is a property of aliphatic hydrocarbons?

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1. Which of the following best defines the term 'aliphatic'?

2. What is the difference between a straight chain compound and a branched compound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of aliphatic hydrocarbons. You will need to consider concepts like properties and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify the term for a hydrocarbon that contains single bonds
  • Compare and contrast saturated and unsaturated compounds
  • Differentiate between straight chain and branched compounds

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about single bonds in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding saturated compounds and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as a straight chain compound and a branched compound

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review this lesson called Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Definition & Properties. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Identify hydrocarbons and organic compounds
  • Explain saturated or unsaturated
  • Understand alkenes and alkynes
  • Analyze combustion reactions and high vapor pressure
  • Realize what is meant by hydrophobic and nonpolar