Cyclanes are cyclic hydrocarbons that contain only a single bond. Therefore, it is a saturated hydrocarbon. Its general formula is ÇnoH2n
It can be represented by a geometric figure indicating the cycle. Cyclanes are obtained through petroleum. It is used as a solvent and remover of paints and varnishes. From it is produced nylon.
Examples of major cycloalkanes:
The cycloalkenes are cyclic hydrocarbons having a double bond. See some examples: