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Naming and preparing alkynes

3 videos
In this tutorial, Jay covers the nomenclature and preparation of alkynes, the acidity of terminal alkynes, and the alkylation of alkynes.

Alkyne nomenclature

VIDEO 7:08 minutes

Preparation of alkynes

VIDEO 7:25 minutes
Note that if a terminal alkyne is produced, the strong base will deprotonate the alkyne to form an alkynide anion. A proton source (like H2O) must be added to regenerate the terminal alkyne.