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Subject - Organic Chemistry

Ozonolysis is a reaction in which ozone is added to a $C=C$ double bond to form ozonides. It is generally accepted that the reaction proceeds via the primary formation of a labile cis-cycloaddition product called primary ozonide (molozonide).

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Mechanism of ozonization

Recommended Learning Units

Ozonolysis of Alkenes20 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryOxidation Reactions

This learning unit gives a detailed description of the ozonolysis of alkenes followed by a reductive workup. The mechanism and the reductive cleavage of the ozonide are explained.