Alkynes possess 2 pi bonds allowing for a full or partial reduction.
This video walks you through the conditions required for all 3 reduction products including complete hydrogenation as well as the partial reduction to a cis or trans alkene.
You’ll also learn the step by step mechanism for (radical) dissolving metal reduction.
(Watch on YouTube: Alkyne Reduction. Click CC for Transcription.)
Links & Resources Mentioned In This Video:
- sp2 and sp Hybridization Video
- Alkyne Naming Video
- Keto Enol Tautomerization Video
- Markovnikov vs Anti-Markovnikov
This is Video 2 in the Alkyne Reactions Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.
Don’t forget to follow along with the Alkyne Reactions Cheat Sheet!