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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Alkanes
    •  name simple alkanes using IUPAC nomenclature
    •  distinguish between constitutional and configuration isomers of alkanes
  • Alkenes
    •  identify alkene diastereomers as E or Z
    •  identify the electrophiles and nucleophiles in a reaction
    •  predict the major products obtained from the reaction of alkenes with electrophiles (using Markovnikov's rule)
    •  explain why benzene does not react like an alkene

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Alkanes -  
  Brackets in molecule names  
Description: How to deal with brackets in organic compound names - always something people have difficulty with
Tags: nomenclature | brackets | names  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Alkenes -  
  Degree of unsaturation calculator  
Description: Calculates the number of double bonds in a structure from its formula (or vice versa)
Tags: unsaturation  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman

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