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Two Types of Elimination Reactions

Like I said in the introduction to substitution reactions, organic chemistry is an empirical, experimental science. We make observations, and then try to reason backwards

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The E2 Mechanism

Having gone through the E1 mechanism for elimination reactions, we’ve accounted for one way in which elimination reactions can occur. However, there’s still another set

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What’s a Transition State?

Here’s a question that comes up a lot: What’s a transition state? A transition state is a very short-lived configuration of atoms at a local

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