Conjugated Alkene Addition (13 min)

This tutorial covers the concepts of kinetic and thermodynamic control in hydrohalogenation reactions of alkenes. (Runtime = 12:26)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Understand how addition reactions to conjugated alkenes occur.
• Predict the kinetic and thermodynamic products for addition reactions of conjugated alkenes.
• Draw a reaction energy diagram for the addition of HX to a conjugated diene.

Practice Problems
Here are some problems to get you started. You should first try each on a piece of paper. Then, place your cursor over the graphic and click on right arrow that appears to see the answer. The right and left arrows allow you to move back and forth between problems. Please note that these are not the only types of problems/questions that exist on this topic. Refer to your textbook and any problems your instructor provides you for more practice with this subject.


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