Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
14. Give a test that can be used to differentiate between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons

Question:

Give a test that can be used to differentiate between saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons

Answer:

Saturated hydrocarbon Unsaturated hydrocarbon
When butter is heated and some
bromine water is added to it, its
colour does not fade. This shows that
butter is a saturated compound.
When some bromine water is added to
edible oil, after a short time the colour of
the bromine water becomes colourless.
This suggests that the edible oil is
an unsaturated compound.

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