alkanes

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.A00222
Acyclic branched or unbranched @H02889@ having the general formula CnH2n+2 , and therefore consisting entirely of hydrogen atoms and saturated carbon atoms.
See also:
cycloalkanes
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1313 [Terms] [Paper]