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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • 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)
    •  draw structures from IUPAC names
  • Alkynes
    •  predict the major products obtained from the reaction of alkynes with electrophiles (using Markovnikov's rule)
  • Aromatic Compounds
    •  explain the special stability of benzene and why it does not react like an alkene
    •  explain what is required for a compound to be aromatic and apply Hückel's rule to rings containing heteroatoms
    •  draw a mechanism for an SEAr reaction
    •  predict the products for the reaction of benzene with several different electrophiles
    •  recognise the important role of aromatic compounds in biology and medicine

Textbook and eBook References

  • Alkenes - Sections 16.3 and 16.5
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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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