If gasoline is spilled into a lake, an oil slick floating on the surface forms rapidly. What properties of alkanes are responsible for such oil slicks?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 6:47 pm ad1c9bdddf
Alkane properties like solubility, specific gravity, and viscosity are responsible for oil slicks in lakes. Alkanes are insoluble in water because the polar water molecules are not attracted to the ...
This solution explains which properties of alkanes are responsible for oil slicks on water surfaces.
Cycloalkanes, Isomers, and Organic Compounds
I) What causes cycloalkanes to have two less hydrogen atoms than similar alkanes that are open chain ones?
i) What is the three dimensional structure of methane? Why?
ii) Name an isomer of pentane (that is not cyclic), and write down its structure.
iii) Name the compounds that are organic:
iv) Are any of these substances organic? Why?
i) Name one structural and one chemical difference between acetylene and ethylene. Give reasons.
ii) What is the formula of 1, 3-butadiene?
iii) Why is benzene much less reactive than 1, 3, 5-cyclohexatriene?
iv) Why is the benzene molecule represented as "a flat cyclohexane with a ring inside?"
v) Why do cis and trans isomeric compounds exhibit different properties?