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ozonolysis


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A reaction of alkenes with ozone to form an ozonide. It was once used to investigate the structure of alkenes by hydrolysing the ozonide to give aldehydes or ketones. For instance R2C:CHR′ → R2CO+R′CHO These could be identified, and the structure of the original alkene determined.

R2C:CHR′ → R2CO+R′CHO

Subjects: Chemistry.


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