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Basicity of Amines And pKaH

Quantifying The Basicity Of Amines, Using “The pKa Of The Conjugate Acid”, a.k.a. “pKaH” How do you measure the basicity of an amine? Case in point:

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Organometallics Are Strong Bases

Reactions of Grignard Reagents With Water, Carboxylic Acids, And Other Mildly Acidic Species Last post we talked about how to make certain organometallics, specifically Grignard

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How to Use a pKa Table

Today we’ll talk about an incredibly important skill that might take some time to grasp but pays tremendous dividends. We’ll go through the exact details of how to use a pKa table. Understanding the proper use of a pKa table will give you the ability to recognize which acid-base reactions will happen and which will not. This will come up a lot as you progress through Org 1 and Org 2. It might be helpful to go back and review some of the factors that affect acidity that were talked about earlier.

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The pKa Table Is Your Friend

The importance of pKas in organic chemistry can’t be overestimated, in my opinion.  Not knowing pKa’s in organic chemistry is like not knowing the value

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