Ch.20 - Organic ChemistrySee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Alkane Reactions

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The saturated hydrocarbons are referred to as alkanes because of their low polarity and low reactivity. 

Reactions of Alkanes

Concept #1: Major Reactions of Alkanes

One of the major reactions of alkanes is one you should be familiar with: Combustion

The other alkane reaction is a new one called Radical Catalyzed Halogenation, in which a halogen replaces one of the hydrogens in the alkane. 

Free Radical Chain Reactions

Concept #2: Understanding Free Radical Chain Reactions

In a free radical chain reaction an alkane reacts with Br2 or Cland UV light or heat. 

Example #1: Determine the major product(s) of the following reaction. 

Example #2: Determine the major product(s) of the following reaction.