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what are conjugated alkenes?

what are conjugated alkenes?

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bhanuveer danduboyina
95 Points
11 years ago

Conjugated alkenes are those where there are multiple double bonds which are on alternating carbons on a continuous chain. In non conjugated alkenes, any multiple double bonds are separated by at least one CH2 group. For instance, CH3CH=CH-CH=CH2 is a conjugated pentadiene, while CH2=CH-CH2-CH=CH2 is a non conjugated pentadiene. This has drastic effects on the reactivity of the alkenes (especially in free radical reactions) as well as spectroscopic and color effects, in extremely conjugated molecules.

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Godfrey Classic Prince
633 Points
11 years ago

Dear sarthak mitra,

Conjugated alkenes are alkenes that have alternate single & double bonds between the carbon atoms of the molecule in its entire structure .

For example, 2-Butene has alternate single and double bonds between the carbon atoms in it .

 

This is an example of conjugated alkenes .

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