What are Aliphatic hydrocarbons?

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      Nasir Hussain

      In organic chemistry, hydrocarbons are divided into two classes: aromatic compounds and aliphatic compounds. Aliphatic compounds can be saturated, like hexane, or unsaturated, like hexene and hexyne. Open-chain compounds, whether straight or branched and which contain no rings of any type, are always aliphatic. Cyclic compounds can be aliphatic if they are not aromatic.
      There are three types of aliphatic hydrocarbons. Alkanes are aliphatic hydrocarbons with only single covalent bonds. Alkenes are hydrocarbons that contain at least one C–C double bond, and alkynes are hydrocarbons that contain a C–C triple bond. Occasionally, we find an aliphatic hydrocarbon with a ring of C atoms; these hydrocarbons are called cycloalkanes (or cycloalkenes or cycloalkynes). Because alkanes have the maximum number of H atoms possible according to the rules of covalent bonds, alkanes are also referred to as saturated hydrocarbons.
      For further study view the links
      1.Aliphatic Hydrocarbons at chem.libretexts.org
      2. Aliphatic compounds at https://en.wikipedia.org/
      3. Aliphatic compounds at https://www.britannica.com/

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