In the previous post in this series, “On Conjugation and Resonance“, I warned that in order to gain a deeper understanding of some of theRead more
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In the last post, we showed how to build a molecular orbital (MO) diagram for a typical C-C pi bond. We saw that: The number of molecularRead more
[Advanced] Secondary Orbital Interactions – A Rationale For Why Endo Products Are Favored In The Diels-Alder Reaction In our last post, we noted that endo products tend to beRead more
If you come across just a few free-radical reactions, you should notice a familiar pattern. Every free-radical reaction that you’ll encounter is accompanied by eitherRead more