Physical Properties of Alkenes
8-1 Explain why cis-2-butene is less stable than trans-2-butene.
8-2 Order the following alkenes in increasing order of stability.
8-3 Why do more substituted alkenes experience more stability compared to less substituted alkenes?
8-4 Identify whether the following alkenes are mono-, di-, tri-, or tetra-substituted.
8-5 Place the following alkenes in order of increasing boiling points.
Elements of Unsaturation and the Orbital Description of Alkenes
8-6 Using the following equation, calculate the degrees of unsaturation for the following compounds.
8-7 How many of each type of bonds (sigma/pi) make up a double bond?
Alkene Synthesis by Elimination of Alkyl Halides
8-8 Identify the major product(s) of the following reactions. Include stereochemistry.
8-9 Identify the major products of the following reactions.
8-10 Give the product of the following reaction.
8-11 What is the IUPAC name of the product formed by the reaction in the previous problem (8-10)?
Alkene Synthesis by Dehydration of Alcohols
8-12 Identify the product of the following reaction.
8-13 Draw the mechanism for the reaction in previous problem (8-12).
8-14 Draw the intermediate compounds for the following reaction.
8-15 Identify the product of the following reaction.