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Alkenes and alkynes

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Naming alkenes examplescis-trans and E-Z naming scheme for alkenesEntgegen-Zusammen naming scheme for alkenes examples
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Introduction to reaction mechanismsMarkovnikov's rule and carbocationsAddition of water (acid-catalyzed) mechanismPolymerization of alkenes with acid
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Alkene structure and classificationAlkene nomenclatureCis-trans isomerismE-Z systemAlkene stability
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HydrogenationHydrohalogenationHydrationHydroboration-oxidationHydroboration-oxidation: MechanismHalogenationHalohydrin formationEpoxide formation and anti dihydroxylationSyn dihydroxylationOzonolysis
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Alkyne nomenclatureAlkyne acidity and alkylationPreparation of alkynes
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Reduction of alkynesHydrohalogenation of alkynesHydration of alkynesHydroboration-oxidation of alkynesHalogenation and ozonolysis of alkynes
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Synthesis using alkynes

About this unit

Alkenes and alkynes can be transformed into almost any other functional group you can name! We will review their nomenclature, and also learn about the vast possibility of reactions using alkenes and alkynes as starting materials.