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Selective vs. Specific

Many of the transformations you will encounter have the potential to create multiple products – isomers – from a single starting material. The reactions shown

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Markovnikov Addition Of HCl To Alkenes

Introduction To “Markovnikov Addition” (“Markovnikov’s Rule”) Onward with alkene addition reactions!  Having discussed the concepts of “regioselectivity” and “stereoselectivity” of alkene addition reactions, let’s go

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Bromination of Alkenes

Bromination of Alkenes Gives anti Products In a previous post we went through the key reactions of the carbocation pathway. It’s a family of reactions

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Reagent Friday: BH3 (Borane)

BH3 (Borane)  In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. 

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