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What are saturated compounds?

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These are compounds that do not have double bonds. An example is an alkane. They will have more hydrogen atoms as every carbon forms 4 bonds. I think of these as being 'saturated' with hydrogen just like a piece of material could be 'saturated' with water and could not hold any more.

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