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Q: Differentiate between an alkane and alkene.
A: The differences between an alkane and alkene: 1. Alkane is a saturated hydrocarbon; alkene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon. 2. The formula for alkane is CnH2n+2; the formula for alkene is CnH2n. 3. Alkanes are more stable; alkenes are less stable.
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The differences between an alkane and alkene:
1. Alkane is a saturated hydrocarbon; alkene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon.
2. The formula for alkane is CnH2n+2; the formula for alkene is CnH2n.
3. Alkanes are more stable; alkenes are less stable.

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