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.)
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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!
Hi leah, where is the next video on hydrohalogenation of alkynes?