What Does Hydrocarbon Mean?


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Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The word hydrocarbon is a term used in chemistry and it conveys the idea of a compound that is made only of hydrogen and carbon.

The structure of the hydrocarbons is like a backbone which is formed of carbon atoms and is called carbon skeleton. The hydrogen atoms of the compound are attached to the skeleton itself. There are various kinds of hydrocarbons and methane is one that is found in abundance.

Hydrocarbons have the distinct property of being combustible and they form the main components of fossils fuel; you can find it in petroleum, natural gas and coal.

There are three kinds of hydrocarbons that are known to the world and these are as follows: 1) aromatic hydrocarbons 2) saturated hydrocarbons and 3) unsaturated hydrocarbons which again classified into two a) alkenes and b) alkynes.
Shezan Shaikh Profile
Shezan Shaikh answered
A mortar is a type of a muzzle loading indirect weapon that is capable of firing shells at low velocities. These shells can be fired at short ranges, and high arcing ballistic trajectories. The weapon has a typical barrel length that has less than 15 times its calibre. The mortar is probably the easiest and simplest weapon to operate; a modern mortar can contain a tube in to which the soldier can drop a mortar shell.

There also the heavier mortars which have around 120 mm to 240 mm calibre, these heavier mortars are generally towed or are mounted on a vehicle, a normal mortar can be carried by one or more than one soldier. Or if the need arises it can transported in a vehicle.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is a organic compound formed by hydrogen and carbon atoms only .
Soumyadip De Profile
Soumyadip De answered
The organic compounds made only by Carbon and Hydrogen atoms are termed as Hydrocarbons e.g. Methane, Ethene etc.There are innumerable hydrocarbons,because of the catenation property of Carbon atoms.

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