Moore, James Alexander Formerly, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Jones, William D. Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
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An organic compound with the general formula CnH2n+2. Alkanes are open-chain (aliphatic or noncyclic) hydrocarbons with no multiple bonds or functional groups. They consist of tetrahedral carbon atoms, up to 105 carbons or more in length. The C-C σ bonds are formed from sp3 orbitals, and there is free rotation around the bond axis. See also: Molecular orbital theory; Structural chemistry
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