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folder Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions (8)
folder Forming Alkyl Halides by Radical Substitution (3)
Alkanes can undergo radical substitution of a hydrogen for a halogen when exposed to heat or light.
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document Alkyl Halides and their Properties
In a similar fashion to alcohols, alkyl halides are usually described by their substitution as primary (1o), secondary (2o) or tertiary (3o) depending on how many alkyl substituents are attached to the C-X unit. Alkyl halide reactivity is very dependent upon this substitution pattern.   Due...
16 Mar, 2011 Comments: 0
document Substitution and Elimination as Competing Reactions
Often times, multiple reaction pathways compete with one another depending on the conditions and the materials used in a specific reaction.  The example of substitution and elimination is our first model of such competing reactions.  By understanding the pathways that occur for both...
05 Jul, 2011 Comments: 0
document Solvent Effects
In general terms, the choice of solvent can have a significant effect on the performance of a reaction. Factors to considering when choosing a solvent for a specific reaction are: solubility : need to get reagents in the same phase, the molecules need to collide to react ...
11 May, 2012 Comments: 0
document Student Question: What if a halogen and an alkyl substituent are on the same numbered carbons? The book and the lecture slides tell us that they are simply equal and numbering is seemingly random.
Halogens typically do receive priority over alkyl substituents when you can number a parent chain either of two ways resulting in the same locants (numbers) on the substituents.  See the examples below: The left compound would not be 2-methyl-4-chloropentane because chlorine is...
06 Oct, 2012 Comments: 0

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