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Reactivity of Alkynes

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  • The reactions of alkynes closely parallel the reactions of alkenes. Addition reactions are typical. In these reactions, the \(\ce{C\bond{#}C}\) triple bond is converted into a \(\ce{C\bond{=}C}\) double bond. The alkenes formed from these reactions can undergo a tautomerization (see the hydration reactions below) or react further to produce alkane derivatives.

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