All About Alkenes

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Alkene

In organic chemistry, an alkene is an unsaturated chemical compound .

To form the root of the IUPAC names for alkenes, simply change the -an- infix of the parent to -en-. The simplest alkenes, with only one double bond and no other functional groups. The  general formula of alkene is  CnH2n.The physical properties of alkenes are comparable with those of alkanes and depends on molecular mass . Alkenes are relatively stable compounds, but are more reactive than alkanes due to the presence of a carbon-carbon pi-bond. The reaction of alkene are  hydrogenation halogenation and hydrohalogenation.

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