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Reactions and Structure: Alkenes Virtual Lab

From explosions to color changes, discover some of the amazing ways alkenes act as the starting point of countless reactions in organic chemistry. Learn about the structural characteristics and classification of alkenes as you observe how they transform major organic compounds.

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About this Simulation

In this simulation, you will learn the structures and reactions of alkenes and how they can affect the world around us.Getting to know the alkenesBefore jumping into the exciting reactions that alkenes help create, you must first get to know their structure. You will learn and answer questions about key topics, including the elements and bonds present in the structure of alkenes. Understand the difference between alkenes and alkanes, cis and trans alkenes, and cyclic and acyclic alkenes. Alkene reactionsAfter classifying the types of alkenes, apply this new knowledge to help you understand alkene reactivity. This simulation covers a range of common reactions, from halogenation and reduction to hydration and oxidation. Here you’ll experience the many benefits of a virtual lab, including on-screen activities and a holotable for 3D molecules! A 3D representation of the oxymercuration hydration reaction, for example, will help you understand the step-by-step process and better visualize the transformation from an alkene to the hydration product. Oxidation reactionsComplete the oxidation reaction schemes with a fill-in-the-blanks activity, identifying the intermediate structures for epoxidation, oxidative cleavage and hydroxylation of alkenes. Throughout the simulation, quiz questions till appear to help you test your understanding of reaction schemes. Good luck!

Simulation features

Length:

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20

mins

Accessibility mode:

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Available

Languages:

English (United States)

Course Packages:

Organic Chemistry

Learning Objectives

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and classify alkenes

  • Predict and draw the product of some basic reactions of alkenes

Techniques in Lab

At the end of this simulation, you will be able to:

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