Alkanes: Definition, Properties, Formula & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT an alkane?

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1. Which of the following is a branched alkane?

2. All of the following are cyclic alkanes EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alkanes are just one type of hydrocarbon atom, and there are several types of alkanes. This quiz will assess your knowledge of alkanes, their properties and your ability to recognize them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you can test whether you can:

  • Recognize an alkane
  • Identify a branched alkane
  • Recognize a cyclic alkane
  • Calculate an alkane's chemical formula

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from important information found within the relevant lesson on alkanes
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate chemical formulas
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast several different types of alkanes
  • Information recall - remember knowledge you've gained about branched and cyclic alkanes

Additional Learning

More information on the topic can be found in the quiz's corresponding lesson, which is called Alkanes: Definition, Properties, Formula & Examples. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Define alkanes
  • Explore examples of alkanes
  • Know the definition and examples of linear alkanes
  • Know the definition and examples of branched alkanes
  • Know the definition and examples of cyclic alkanes
  • Understand the general chemical formula for cyclic alkanes