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10. Addition Reactions

Alkyne Oxidative Cleavage

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In general, triple bonds are easier to cleave than double bonds. This means that we can use a variety of oxidizing agents to achieve cleavage, including potassium permanganate (heat is not required) or ozone. 

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General features of alkyne cleavage.

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Predict the product of the following reaction.

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