Reactions of organic compounds - unit 5 chemistry

  • Alkenes are not very reactive. 
  • This is because they have a large amount of energy needed to break the covalent bonds in the molecules. 
  • The elctronegativities of carbons and hydrogen are very similar and so the C-H bond is not very polar.
  • Alkanes are oftern used as fueks as complete combustion releases large amounts of energy.
  • Combustion of alkanes =…


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