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What are hydrocarbons made up of?

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Yasir Sakeer

They are made from carbon and hydrogen atoms

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Grace Frimpong

Hydrocarbons are molecules of various lengths consisting of hydrogen and carbon atoms.

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Hydrocarbons are molecules and as the name hints or suggests are made up of only Hydrogen ( from the 'Hydro bit' ) and Carbon. The simplest possible hydrocarbon is methane where one carbon atom is bonded or joined onto four hydrogen atoms. Because hydrocarbons can consist of either small, medium or large sized ( long chain ) molecules they may be found naturally occurring in all three physical states ; gases, liquids and solids.

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Hydrocarbons are chemical compounds made of carbon and hydrogen atoms ONLY

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Hydrocarbons are organic (naturally occurring) molecules containing carbon and hydrogen atoms only. The bonds within a hydrocarbon are covalent bonds due to carbon and hydrogen being non-metals. This means electrons are shared between neighbouring atoms. Hydrocarbons are found in crude oil and can be separated into groups of similar chain lengths by fractional distillation. Examples of hydrocarbons include alkanes and alkenes. Hydrocarbons are good sources of fuel such as coal, oil and natural gas.

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Hydrocarbons are molecules made up of hydrogen and carbon only linked via a covalent bond.

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Lucie Gardner

Hydro - hydrogen and Carbons - Carbon

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Jatin Deepak Motwani

Hydrogen and Carbon

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Mustafa Ahmed

Hydrocarbons are molecules that are made up of multiple hydrogen and carbon atoms arranged in a particular order to give materials like petrol, jet fuel etc.

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Brandon Lawrence

Hydorcarbons are in its name. They are substances that only contain hydrogen and carbons

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Adelina Madjarova

As the name indicates hydrocarbons are made of hydrogen and carbon.

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Adelina Madjarova

Hydrocarbons are made of two elements: hydrogen and carbon.

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Hydrocarbons are species that are made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms ONLY. No other element type is present.

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Hydrogen and Carbon atoms only

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Hydrocarbons are typically made up of two elements. Hydro coming from the element hydrogen, and carbons coming from the element carbon. Make sure you don't make the very easy mistake of thinking hydro in hydrocarbons means water!

Hydro - Hydrogen

Carbons - Carbon

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