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The E1 Reaction

The E1 Reaction

September 19, 2012

Last time in this walkthrough on elimination reactions, we talked about two types of elimination reactions. In this post, we’re going to dig a little bit deeper on one type of elimination reaction, and based on…

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Comparing the SN1 and SN2 Reactions

Comparing the SN1 and SN2 Reactions

August 8, 2012

Hey! You can now download a free 1-page Summary Sheet of SN1 vs SN2 reactions containing all the material on this series of blog posts here: Download SN1 vs SN2 Summary Sheet PDF   Since we’ve gone through …

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7 Factors that stabilize negative charge in organic chemistry

7 Factors that stabilize negative charge in organic chemistry

February 27, 2012

Like I wrote about last time, it’s good – but not enough – to recognize partial charges and to figure out where they interact. Since reactions involve processes that lead to the gain or loss of charg…

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Introduction to Rearrangement Reactions

Introduction to Rearrangement Reactions

October 17, 2011

The previous four posts on acid-base, substitution, addition, and elimination covered the 4 main reactions in organic chemistry I. Now it’s time to go beyond those mainstays to introduce a few of the less common…

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