Here’s a summary sheet on Reaction of Alkenes. 

This one is available free of charge.

Addition To Alkenes Summary Sheet (PDF)

It’s just one of the many useful summary sheets available in the Org 1 Summary Sheets Package.

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Brendan Robinson

A summary sheet for the conditions favoring substitution vs. elimination would be helpful to many as they work through Org I and II.

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James

I’ve prepared one, haven’t put it up yet though. I’d be happy to email you a copy if you like.

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Manasi

Could u pls send me 1 too?.

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Sharon

Ooh! I’d love a copy of the Sn1/2 & E1/2!!!!

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Med School Odyssey

Brendan,

I feel compelled to point out the obvious about such summary sheets. It’s imperative that you understand the reason why a particular condition tends to yield one mode of reaction over the other.

One method that I’ve found helpful is to take each factor (e.g., carbocation stability) and write a short paragraph explaining how it is relevant to the reaction of interest. You might even want to make a couple of diagrams or drawings to aid in explaining the concept. I found that when I do things like this, I tend to have less difficulties with the subject.

Hope this helps.

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John Spevacek

A very nice summary.

I think you might be on the horns of a dilemma, trying to balance adding more and more (advanced)reactions, but still focusing on basic principles.

Given that, how about the thio-ene reaction? It’s a very trendy reaction right now, often mentioned as an alternate “click” reaction. And it can be used for polymerizations.

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James

Thanks for the kind words and suggestion, John. I don’t think I’ll cover anything that’s outside a typical sophomore textbook for quite some time yet…

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John Spevacek

Sorry, it’s been so long that I don’t even know what’s in the sophomore books anymore without looking. To me, it’s a simple enough (but useful) enough reaction that I don’t look on it as advanced at all.

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Lisa Howell

Thanks so much! Your notes are really helpful.

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james

Thanks! glad you find them useful

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esther

Hi,
I didn’t see a summary sheet for substitution vs. elimination reactions. it would be helpful since that’s what i’m learning right now.

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Kristen

This is wonderful. I’ve been trying to put a sheet like this together but my attempts weren’t half as organized. Thanks :]

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Lisa Huang

Hello James,

Thanks a million for developing this website for so many of us students taking organic chemistry! You put so much time into the website! I should have spent my money on the site’s resources rather than tutoring. I was wondering if you have a summary sheet regarding H-1 and C-13 NMR (spectroscopy) that I could purchase? Thank you x1000000000 :-)

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Lisa Huang

Hi again James, how does the Orgo 1 summary sheet differ from the reaction guide? Does the reaction guide give more details as to what is happening in the reactions? Thanks!

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kristina

Awesome website, thank you so much!

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Kelly

Thank you! This is awesome!

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