Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons are made up of the elements Carbon and Hydrogen only. They are the simplest organic compounds. Basic purpose of this lecture is to focus on Hydrocarbons. Carbon atoms have four electrons in their outer energy level which they use to form bonds with. Here also focus on why Covalent bonds are made by sharing electrons with other atoms. Carbon atoms can also form covalent bonds to other Carbon atoms, forming ‘Carbon chains’.