We just started learning about alkenes and the various mechanisms....i am completely clueless as to how one is supposed to determined when given a molecule and the solvent and figure out the products and the structure/stereochemistry of the molecule....
the mechanisms we have learned about so far are:
addition of halogens
addition of hypohalous acids
addition of water to alkenes (hydration and oxymercuration)
Reduction of alkenes (hydrogenation)
i am COMPLETELY LOST. please enlighten me.