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.