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Diels-Alder Reaction: Experiment

Written by Vijay In this experiment, cyclopentadiene and maleic anhydride were reacted in solution to produce a single organic product in crystal form. Cyclopentadiene is composed of a five-carbon ring where two of the carbon-carbon bonds of the ring are double bonds; the double bonds are separated by a single σ bond, making the double bonds conjugated. Maleic anhydride is has a five-membered ring with ring’s oxygen atom bonded to two acyl groups (R-C=O), and where the R-group is the […]