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HX Addition to Alkynes

ChemieOrganische ChemieAlkine

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.


  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels

Learning objective

  • Reactivity of alkynes.
  • Comparison of the HX addition to alkenes and alkynes, respectively.
  • Multiple addition of HX.
  • Halogenation of alkynes.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

alkyne, carbenium ion, alkene, halogenation