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FactPack: Hydrocarbons

This film, from Twig World, provides an introduction to hydrocarbons and looks at how unreactive alkanes can be made into reactive alkenes.

The key points made in the film are facts about Hydrocarbons, for example:

•Hydrocarbons are the simplest organic compounds.
•Alkanes are poor fuels, thick and don't combust easily.
•Alkenes are more reactive, like alcohol and polyethylene.

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