Acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbons
having one carbon–carbon double bond and the general formula
. Acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbons
having more than one double bond are alkadienes, alkatrienes, etc.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
on page 1313