Solution: Biological oxidation of hydrocarbons is a commonly observed process. (a) To what class of hydrocarbons does the reactant in the following equation belong?  What is its IUPAC name?   

Problem

Biological oxidation of hydrocarbons is a commonly observed process.

(a) To what class of hydrocarbons does the reactant in the following equation belong? 

What is its IUPAC name?