We are asked which classes of hydrocarbons react rapidly at room temperature by addition reactions.
Addition reactions require pi bonds for the reactant.
Alkane → All single bonds hydrocarbon
Alkene → hydrocarbon with double bonds (1 pi bond)
Alkyne → hydrocarbon with triple bonds (2 pi bonds)
Which classes of hydrocarbons react rapidly at room temperature by addition reactions?
a) alkanes and alkynes
b) alkanes and alkenes
c) alkenes and alkynes
d) aromatics and alkenes
e) alkanes and aromatics
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