(Reguidit frae Hydrocarbon)

In organic chemistry, a hydrocaurbon is an organic compoond consistin o juist hydrogen an carbon.[1] Hydrocarbons, frae whilk ae hydrogen atom haes been remuived, is functional groups, cried hydrocarbyls.[2] Aromatic hydrocarbons (arenes), alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes an alkyne-based compoonds is different kins o hydrocarbons.

Baw-an-stick model o the methane molecule, CH4. Methane is pairt o a homologous series kent as the alkanes, whilk conteens single bonds anly.


  1. Silberberg, 620
  2. IUPAC Goldbook hydrocarbyl groups