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Alkene Stability

Alkene Stability (And Instability) What factors affect alkene stability? If you’ve studied elimination reactions, no doubt you’ve learned about Zaitsev’s Rule – about how elimination

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Oxidation and Reduction in Organic Chemistry

Iron smelting!  Photo credit: In the beginning, the term actually made sense. When the alchemists and medieval metallurgists started doing experiments to quantify exactly how

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Alkynes Are A Blank Canvas

Alkynes: The Gateway To Organic Synthesis Now that we’ve gone through all the major reactions of alkynes, we can take a step back and look

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Reagent Friday: Raney Nickel

Raney Nickel And The Desulfurization Of Thioacetals + Hydrogenation Of Alkenes (and Alkynes) In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday

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