Reactions with ethylene

The presence of the double bond in alkenes makes them very reactive – the double bond is opened out to form two single bonds in addition reactions. Hence ethylene can easily be converted into a range of useful products such as ethanol

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ethylene reacts with bromine to form dibromoethane

Please add more to this topic such as reactions with chlorine, the bromination of water and the alkene, alkane reactivity experiment. If you use any resources from a textbook please be sure to use the bibliography function.

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Thanks, Sunny.