Hydrocarbon is an organic compound, which is made up of two elements-carbon and hydrogen.

It has two main classes -Alliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Alliphatic can be acyclic –i.e. it has straight or branch chains or cyclic – i.e the carbon atoms join together to form a ring.

Aromatic ones are all cyclic which are based on benzene ring.

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