Alkenes Videos

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Overview: Alkenes

This is an overview of Topic16: Alkenes.It includes bonding, stereoisomerism, reactions, polymers and electrophilic addition mechanism.

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Bonding in Alkenes

This video looks at the formation of pi and sigma bonds that make up the bonding in alkenes.

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Pi Bonds in 15 Seconds

A simple concise explanation of what a pi bond is.

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Stereoisomerism

This video uses molecular models to explain stereoisomerism and describes the different types of stereoisomers.

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Explaining the Lack of Rotation in the C=C Bond

This video highlights how the bonding in alkenes results in the lack of rotation in the C=C bond.

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My E/Z Key

This video helps to explains how to tell E and Z stereoisomers apart.

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Reactions of Alkenes Introduction

This video uses the A-B model to simply explain how alkenes react

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Reactions of Alkenes with Hydrogen

This video looks at how alkenes react with hydrogen using molecular models and skeletal formula and includes the conditions needed for the reaction.

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Reaction of Alkenes with Halogens

This video looks at how alkenes react with halogens using skeletal and displayed formula and includes the conditions needed for the reaction.

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Reaction of Alkenes with Hydrogen Halides

This video looks at how alkenes react with hydrogen halides using displayed and skeletal formula and includes the conditions needed for the reaction.

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Reaction of Alkenes with Steam

This video looks at how alkenes react with steam using displayed and skeletal formula and includes the conditions needed for the reaction.

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Electrophilic Addition Mechanism 1

This video clearly displays electrophilic addition mechanism using the reaction between ethene and bromine as an example.

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Electrophilic Addition Mechanism 2

Further video on electrophilic addition using the example of the reaction between ethene and hydrogen bromide.

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Markovnikoff’s Rule

This video explains what occurs during electrophilic addition when the alkene is not symmetrical.

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Addition Polymers from Alkenes

This video explains the process of addition polymerisation.

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