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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Structural Formula
Optical Isomers
The Alkyl Group
Naming Alkanes
Naming Alkenes
Naming Alkynes
Alkane Reactions
Alkenes and Alkynes
Benzene Reactions
Functional Groups
Alcohol Reactions
Carboxylic Acid Derivative Reactions
Additional Practice
Organic Chemistry Nomenclature

The saturated hydrocarbons are referred to as alkanes because of their low polarity and low reactivity. 

Reactions of Alkanes

Concept #1: Major Reactions of Alkanes

One of the major reactions of alkanes is one you should be familiar with: Combustion

The other alkane reaction is a new one called Radical Catalyzed Halogenation, in which a halogen replaces one of the hydrogens in the alkane. 

Free Radical Chain Reactions

Concept #2: Understanding Free Radical Chain Reactions

In a free radical chain reaction an alkane reacts with Br2 or Cland UV light or heat. 

Example #1: Determine the major product(s) of the following reaction. 

Example #2: Determine the major product(s) of the following reaction.