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I have a VCE Chemistry SAC tomorrow and this is a dot point from the key knowledge.

  • Addition reactions of alkenes (addition of hydrogen halides and water limited to symmetrical alkenes)

What does the part in brackets mean? An example would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Highlighted the part of the question in the brackets for improved readability. Good luck with your chemistry SAC!

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This just means you know how to add HCl (or similar like HF and HI) or H2O to an alkene. Don't worry about the symmetrical part - that is just the course telling you you don't need to worry about particular stuff beyond the scope of VCE