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The 4 Major Classes of Reactions in Org 1

Quiz time. Look at these reactions. Ask yourself this question for each: what bonds are broken, and what bonds are formed.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand the reactions. That comes later.  You don’t need to understand the reactions to be able to answer this question.

If you can do this successfully you are off to a good start. At least 80% of the reactions you will learn in Org 1 fall into one of these 4 categories. The sooner you can get into the habit of recognizing bond formation and breakage the better off you will be.

More about each of these patterns later.

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