Problem: A certain hydrocarbon has a molecular formula of C5H8 . Which of the following is not a structural possibility for this hydrocarbon? (a) It is a cycloalkane. (b) It contains one ring and one double bond. (c) It contains two double bonds and no rings.  (d) It is an alkyne. 

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A certain hydrocarbon has a molecular formula of C5H8 . Which of the following is not a structural possibility for this hydrocarbon?

(a) It is a cycloalkane.

(b) It contains one ring and one double bond.

(c) It contains two double bonds and no rings. 

(d) It is an alkyne. 

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