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Alkenes:Reactivity of Alkenes

There are several ways of reactivity of alkenes occur.First is hydrogenation.This is a reaction  of alkenes with hydrogen in the presence of catalyst such as platinium,nickel and palladium.

Second is halogenation which is occur in two conditions.First condition is in inert solvent where alkenes reacts with chlorine or bromine in CH2Cl2 at room temperature and forming vicinal dihalides.The second condition is in aqueous solution which the last product is haloalcohol called  halohydrin.

Next is hydrohalogenation which is a reaction when hydrogen halides(HI,HBr,HCl and HF)add to double bonds of alkenes and forming haloalkenes.The addition of the hydrogen halides follow Markovnikov Rule.


January 27, 2010 Posted by | Reactivity Of Alkenes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment