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“There are just so many reactions! I can’t remember all the mechanisms!!” – distressed organic chemistry student Yes, yes there are a lot of reactions, particularlyRead more
Between posts on tautomerism and on lewis acid catalysis, I neglected to mention a really important point in carbonyl chemistry that illustrates another facet ofRead more
Today’s video is about the formation of acetals from aldehydes and ketones, an important method for the protection of the carbonyl group. One thing IRead more
Grignard reagents are very useful carbon-based nucleophiles and will readily form carbon-carbon bonds with carbonyl compounds. Here the reaction of Grignard reagents with ketones isRead more
I finally got around to putting together a summary sheet of the two previous series on mechanisms in carbonyl chemistry (anionic nucleophiles and neutral nucleophiles)Read more