Addition Product to Reactant

Addition Product to Reactant - Like 12.25 How to do...

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Like 12.25 Examples J.P. Harris 1 PCC How to do Problems like 12.25 1. Look at the product and the given reactant. 2. We have done two types of reactions for organic compounds (combustion and addition). To decide which reaction has occurred, ask, “Did the reaction produce carbon dioxide and water?” a. yes = combustion reaction b. no = probably an addition reaction 3. If it is a combustion reaction, then the number of possibilities for reactants is huge! Count up the number of carbon and hydrogen atoms on the products side of the reaction and make sure your reactant structure contains the same number of carbon and hydrogen atoms as were on the product side of the reaction. 4. If it is an addition reaction, then you will have a few possibilities. a. Check to see where the given reactant could have added. b. Remove the added reactant from the product structure and add a double bond between the two carbon atoms that lost the “added” reactant.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course CHM 239 taught by Professor Arney during the Spring '10 term at Sam Houston State University.

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