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an acyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon that contains one or more C-C double bonds
- Molecular formula = CnH₂n (2 less than alkane)
- Geometry = trigonal planar
2 simplest alkenes
1. Ethene C₂H₄ --> CH₂=CH₂ (flat, 120°) Common name is ETHYLENE
2. Propene C₃H₆ ---> CH₂=CH-CH₃ Common name is PROPYLENE
a cyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon that contains one or more C-C double bonds within the ring system
- Molecular formula = CnH₂n-₂ (4 less than alkane)
- simplest = cyclopropene C₃H₄
most frequent alkenyl groups (3) MEP
1. Methylidene, aka methylene (one-carbon) CH₂=
2. Ethenyl, aka vinyl (two-carbon) CH₂=CH-
3. 2-propenyl, aka allyl (three-carbon) CH₂=CH-CH₂-
constitutional isomers with the same C-chain arrangement but different hydrogen atom arrangements as the result of differing locations of the functional group (where the functional group (multiple bond) is located)
constitutional isomers that have different C-chain arrangements as well as different hydrogen atom arrangements
Note: all alkanes isomers are skeletal b/c they don't have functional groups
a hydrocarbon in which one or more C-C multiple bonds are present
-physical properties similar to saturated
-chemical properties are distinct
-more reactive than saturated b/c of C-C multiple bonds
the part of an organic molecule where most its chemical reactions occur. C-C multiple bonds
exists when each carbon atom in a DB contains two different groups attached to it.
- if one of the carbons has two identical groups then it cannot be cis-trans isomer
a compound used by insects (and some animals) to transmit a message to other members of the same species
-depends if the DB present are in a cis or trans arrangement
pheromone steps (3)
1. identify specific organic compound
2. synthesize the compound
3. use it to trap male insects
an organic compound whose carbon skeleton is composed of 2 or more 5-carbon isoprene structural units. 22,000 found. carbon atoms in multiples of 5
physical properties of alkenes & cycloalkenes
1. similar to alkanes
2. BP & MP are usually lower than alkanes w/same # of Carbons
3. 2-4 carbons = gas at room temp
4. unsubstituted with 5-17 carbons are liquid
5. >17 carbons are solid
6. insoluble in water
7. soluble w/non-polar solvents
a reaction in which atoms or groups of atoms are added to each carbon atom of a C-C multiple bond in a hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon derivative
symmetrical addition reaction
an addition reaction in which identical atoms (or groups of atoms) are added to each carbon atom in a C-C multiple bond.
symmetrical addition reaction: hydrogenation
an addition reaction in which H₂ is incorporated into molecules of an organic compound. Added to each carbon in the DB
- catalyst = usually Ni or Pt
symmetrical addition reaction: halogenation
an addition reaction in which a halogen in incorporated into molecules of an organic compound. Added to each carbon in the DB
- no catalyst
unsymmetrical addition reaction
an addition reaction in which different atoms (or groups of atoms) are added to each carbon atom in a C-C multiple bond
unsymmetrical addition reaction: hydrohalogenation
an addition reaction in which a hydrogen halide (HCl, HBr, or HI) is incorporated into molecules of an organic compound. one carbon gets halogen, other carbon gets hydrogen.
- no catalyst
unsymmetrical addition reaction: hydration
an addition reaction in which H₂O is incorporated into molecules of an organic compound.
-requires sulfuric acid H₂SO₄
-In symmetrical alkenes, only one product results
when a unsymmetrical molecule of the form HQ adds to an unsymmetrical alkene, the hydrogen atom from the HQ becomes attached to the unsaturated carbon atom that already has the most hydrogens
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