What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds


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What is the simplest hydrocarbon?

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1. What is the name of a hydrocarbon that has both double and triple bonds?

2. Which is a difference between aliphatic hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons?

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About This Worksheet & Quiz

Hydrocarbons are found in natural places and petroleum. This quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your understanding of the characteristics of this organic compound. Being familiar with the structure of various hydrocarbons and other information from the lesson is necessary to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Differences between aliphatic hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Identifying hydrocarbon compounds
  • Kekule's dream and what discovery it led to

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding Kekule's contributions
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying hydrocarbons based on their bonds
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the simplest hydrocarbon and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

Learn more about the characteristics of hydrocarbon by reviewing the lesson, What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula, & Compounds. Objectives covered include:

  • Review diagrams of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons
  • Understand aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Study examples of alkynes
  • Define hydrocarbon