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Further learning units

Have you completed the learning unit Radical Additions and Substitutions with Alkenes and are looking for further material? We recommend the following learning units:

Birch ReductionLevel 215 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryRadical Reactions

This learning unit describes the selective partial reduction of aromatic compounds to 1,4-cyclohexadienes by sodium in liquid ammonia, called Birch reduction. In addition, it explains the selective partial reduction of alkynes to trans alkenes by sodium in liquid ammonia.