Alkene Isomers and Nomenclature: 1,3,5-Hexatriene

Many moons ago, chemistry was divided into two large groups, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Organic chemistry was thought to be the 'chemistry of life'. This was because a mysterious "vital force" associated with life was thought essential to produce organic compounds. Most organic compounds consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms, with or without nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous, or other atoms. We will discuss a simple hydrocarbon. A hydrocarbon consists solely of carbon and hydrogen. Hydrocarbon Bonds Carbon and hydrogen usually bonds in one of three ways: single bonds (-), double bonds (=), and triple bonds (≡). In this article, we will feature only single and double carbon-to-carbon bonds... two single and three double. The compound is 1,3,5-hexatriene. Notice the featured image (above) that illustrates the most common way it is…
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