In aliphatic compounds, carbon atoms can be joined together in straight chains, branched chains, or rings that are non-aromatic (in which case they are called alicyclic). They can be joined by single bonds (alkanes), double bonds (alkenes), or triple bonds (alkynes). Besides hydrogen, other elements can be bound to the carbon chain, the most common being oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and chlorine.methane in Bunsen burners, and acetylene in welding.
hydrocarbon without aromatic ring
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