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Subject - Organic Chemistry

Alkenes are unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons containing only one double bond and have the general formula CnH2n. Compounds that contain more than one carbon-carbon double bond are called dienes, trienes, etc. and polyenes.

Recommended Learning Units

Industrial Importance of AlkenesLevel 230 min.

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Several applications of alkenes in the chemical industry are described.

Hydrogenation of AlkenesLevel 230 min.

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Short introduction to the hydrogenation of alkenes.

Hydration of AlkenesLevel 245 min.

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In this learning unit the synthesis of alcohols by addition of water to alkenes is described. Possibilities to control the regioselectivity of the hydration of alkenes are explained.

Introduction to AlkenesLevel 230 min.

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This learning unit is the first short introduction to the family of alkenes.

The Three-Dimensional Structure of Molecules - IsomerismLevel 120 min.

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Introduction to isomerism and the different types of isomerism.

HX Addition to AlkynesLevel 210 min.

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This learning unit starts with a short introduction to the family of alkynes. Then the addition of HX to alkynes in comparison with the HX addition to alkenes and the halogenation of alkynes are described.

Reactions of Alkenes (Halogenation)Level 230 min.

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The addition of halogens to alkenes, its mechanism, and its stereochemistry are described in detail.

Addition of Hydrogen Halides to AlkenesLevel 230 min.

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Introduction to the hydrogen halide addition to alkenes.

Alkenes: ReactionsLevel 115 min.

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This learning unit gives an overview over reactions of alkenes and their synthesis.

Alkenes: IntroductionLevel 115 min.

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This learning unit gives an overview over alkenes, their occurence, importance and nomenclature.

Alkenes: PropertiesLevel 120 min.

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This learning unit gives an overview over physical properties of alkenes. Bonding, hybridization and molecular orbital model of alkenes are explained.