Stability of Alkenes: Factors & Examples


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Which of the following is the most stable alkene?

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1. Which of the following explains why Hoffman products may be favored during an elimination reaction?

2. Which of the following is a force that helps to stabilize the orbitals of carbon atoms in the double bond of an alkene?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is an example of a stable alkene? What can help stabilize alkenes? These are just some of the facts you will need to be familiar with when you measure your knowledge using this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To do well on this quiz, you will need to:

  • Choose the most stable alkene from a given list
  • Explain why Hoffman products may be favored during an elimination reaction
  • Identify a force that helps increase stability in the orbitals of carbon atoms in an alkene's double bond
  • Select the more stable alkene based on given examples
  • Recognize the most stable product from a list of choices

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the favored use of Hoffman products during an elimination reaction and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the force that stabilizes the orbitals of carbon atoms in a double bond
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recognize stable alkenes and alkene products

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of this chemistry topic by reviewing the lesson called Stability of Alkenes: Factors & Examples. You will learn more about:

  • What alkenes are
  • Which three things determine the stability of an alkene product
  • How cis and trans isomers differ
  • What the phrase 'steric hindrance' refers to