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Compare and contrast saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons

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Saturated and Unsaturated hydrocarbons are compounds in which all hydrogen and carbon atoms are bonded together. However, a saturated hydrocarbon is linked by a single covalent bond between carbon atoms while an unsaturated hydrocarbon is linked by a double or triple covalent bond between carbon atoms. Because of their sigma bonds, saturated hydrocarbons are hard to break and are very stable, which means they are less reactive while unsaturated hydrocarbons are more reactive because of their pi bonds, which is weaker and are easy to break.

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