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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When learning any new reaction, I think you always have to start with the “what”. What bonds are forming, and what bonds are breaking. AfterRead more
So far in discussing resonance forms we’ve mentioned two important principles that govern which resonance form will be most important. 1. Minimize total point charges:Read more
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were six shepherds. They were poor people, but proud and self-reliant, and they eachRead more