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Ozonolysis is a type of cycloaddition which destroys bonds. It starts with a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition but eventually becomes a method of cleaving π bonds in an oxidative fashion, so that they end up as two carbonyl groups. The reagent for this reaction is ozone, O3.


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The animations of the ozonolysis reaction, as well as the 2D images of the reaction mechanism, were created by Nick Greeves. Many more reactions are viewable in an intuitive manner at http://www.chemtube3d.com.

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