Summary Sheets

By James Ashenhurst

Summary Sheet: Reactions of Alkenes

Last updated: October 11th, 2019 |

Here’s the Alkene Reaction Summary Sheet PDF:

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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Comment section

18 thoughts on “Summary Sheet: Reactions of Alkenes

  1. 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!

  2. 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 :-)

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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…

      1. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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