Integrated SequencePhysics Chemistry Organic Biology

Web Resources

  click if a link is broken

Special points of emphasis


Reactions of Alkynes

The MCAT loves organic chemistry questions that pivot between the answer choices based on stereospecificity. They are the kinds of questions, from the test-writer's perspective, that lend themselves to the multiple choice format. The questions practically write themselves.

Catalytic hydrogenation of alkynes is a reaction with stereochemical considerations in product determination, although alkyne chemistry is not as emphasized as alkene chemistry on the MCAT, you do want to remember that because catalytic hydrogenatrion of alkynes occurs by syn addition, catalytic hydrogenation of alkynes leads to the formation of cis alkenes.

The WikiPremed MCAT Course is a free comprehensive course in the undergraduate level general sciences. Undergraduate level physics, chemistry, organic chemistry and biology are presented by this course as a unified whole within a spiraling curriculum.

Please read our policies on privacy and shipping & returns.  Contact Us.
MCAT is a registered trademark of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which does not endorse the WikiPremed Course.

Creative Commons License
The work of WikiPremed is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License. There are elements of work here, such as a subset of the images in the archive from WikiPedia, that originated as GNU General Public License works, so take care to follow the unique stipulations of that license in printed reproductions. You can use the resources here for commercial or non-commercial purposes, but please give attribution and a link to the production credits and edit history of the resource. For the works here which began as my individual work, please attribute "John Wetzel, an author at".