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And here’s me, mixing up hydrocarbons and carbohydrates.

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one is food for animals, the other is food for cars

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Yes, but which is which? Nothing in the name tells me whether it has oxygen in its chemical composition.

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Well, you might’ve heard foods with carbohydrates are sometimes referred to by the abbreviation “carbs". If you know carbs are food, it’s obvious the word starting in “carb-” is the edible one.

If you weren’t familiar with that abbreviation, here’s another memory helper: Spaghetti carbonara contains carbs.

If you’re also not familiar with spaghetti carbonara, I’m very sorry for you.

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Carbohydrates are the ones with (H20)n

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To hydrate means to add water. Hence a hydrate has OH2 added.

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  • pentane
  • 2 methyl butane
  • 2,2 dimethyl propane

what else?

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@fossilesque@mander.xyz you got splainin to do :D

you probably meant C6H12?

  • hexane
  • 2-methylpentane
  • 3-methylpentane
  • 2,2-methylbutane
  • 2,3-methylbutane
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meth, eth and prop.

anol and ane.

There’s six right there.

edit 0 : I’m wrong, anols need alcohol and hydrocarbons are things with JUST hydrogen and carbon, not any organic hydrogen carbon compound.

edit 1 : butane … nylon?

edit 2 : not nylon…shit…

edit 3: heptane? I thought about pentante but thought against it because of propane, hexane is in the post above…

edit 4 : yeah! Mr white, science, bitch! I haven’t been to chemistry class for about 20 years, so it took me a while.

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-anol would require an oxygen

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damn. you’re right

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the OP meme is plain wrong btw. They likely meant C6H14. or C5H10 with some very contorted molecules

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