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Baw-an-stick model o the methane molecule, CH4. Methane is pairt o a homologous series kent as the alkanes, which contain single bonds anly.

In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compoond consistin entirely o hydrogen an carbon.[1] Hydrocarbons frae which ane hydrogen atom haes been removed are functional groups, cried hydrocarbyls.[2] Aromatic hydrocarbons (arenes), alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes an alkyne-based compoonds are different types o hydrocarbons.

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  1. Silberberg, 620
  2. IUPAC Goldbook hydrocarbyl groups