Decane: Structure, Uses & Formula


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_____ is a hydrocarbon that has 10 carbon and 22 hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to one another.

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1. A(n) _____ occurs when a molecule, such as decane, contains only single bonds joining carbon and hydrogen atoms together.

2. Decane is classified as an alkane. Alkane molecules contain carbon and hydrogen atoms bonded together by which of the following bonds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your level of understanding on decane and its chemical bonds with this quiz. Information about nonpolar molecules will also be reviewed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests you on:

  • Identifying the compound based on its chemical structure
  • Chemical bonds in alkane molecules
  • Compounds found in hydrocarbon solvents

Skills Practiced

You'll practice your abilities related to:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on decane
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chemical bonding when forming a decane molecule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of nonpolar molecules

Additional Learning

If you're interested in continuing to learn about decane then you can find more information in the lesson associated with this quiz, Decane: Structure, Uses & Formula. The lesson will teach you about:

  • The requirements for belonging to the alkane family
  • The properties of decane
  • Commercial products that include decane