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Give three points to differentiate between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.

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Saturated Hydrocarbons Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Carbon atoms are bonded by single bonds. At least 2 carbon atoms are bonded by double or triple bonds.
They are less reactive in nature. They are highly reactive in nature.
Saturated hydrocarbons generally undergo substitution reactions. Unsaturated hydrocarbons generally undergo addition reactions.

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