Tests for Unsaturation

In organic chemistry, there are saturated and unsaturated organic compounds. Saturated compounds contain chain of carbon atoms linked together by single bonds. Alkanes are examples of saturated compounds. Unsaturated compounds contain carbon – carbon double or triple bonds such as those found in alkenes and alkynes.

 

This video explains how to detect the presence of unsaturation in an organic compound using some simple tests.

 

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