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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Arthur Winter

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Chapter 10

Reactions of Alkenes

In This Chapter

arrow Adding a hydrohalic acid to a double bond

arrow Clueing in on carbocations

arrow Making alcohol by adding water across a double bond

arrow Cleaving carbon-carbon double bonds into two fragments

arrow Converting alkenes into cyclopropane rings

arrow Sussing out the Simmons–Smith reaction

arrow Making epoxides by reacting an alkene with a peroxy acid

arrow Converting alkenes into alkanes by hydrogenation

One of the most useful aspects of alkenes is that they are incredibly versatile, as they can be easily made into such a variety of different compounds. In this chapter, I show you how you can convert alkenes into a variety of different functional groups like alkyl halides, alcohols, ...

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