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Alkenes are also called _______.


  1. olefins

  2. paraffins

  3. acetylenes

  4. None of these


Solution

The correct option is A

olefins


Alkenes are also called olefins (oil-forming) because the lower members of alkenes form oily products when they are treated with chlorine or bromine. Alkenes form a homologous series having the general formula CnH2n.

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