Give the general formula to represent an alkane.


Alkanes are organic compounds that consist of single-bonded carbon and hydrogen atoms. Alkanes are subdivided into three groups, which are

  • Chain alkanes
  • Cycloalkanes
  • Branched alkanes

General formula for alkane

The general formula for alkane is CnH2n + 2.

Examples of alkane

  • Methane – CH4
  • Ethane – C2H6
  • Propane – C3H8

Was this answer helpful?


0 (0)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Free Class