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Addition to symmetrical alkenes
Covers addition to symmetrical alkenes like ethene and cyclohexene. A symmetrical alkene has the same groups attached to both ends of the carbon-carbon double bond.
Addition to unsymmetrical alkenes
Covers addition to unsymmetrical alkenes like propene. An unsymmetrical alkene has different groups attached to each end of the carbon-carbon double bond.
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