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resonance

In Summary: Resonance

Four key factors that determine the importance of resonance forms in organic chemistry are: Rule #1: Minimize charges Rule #2: Full octets are favored Rule

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Carbonyls: 10 key concepts (Part 2)

5 more key concepts: Carbonyls make adjacent alkyl groups more acidic, the more electrophilic the carbonyl, the more acidic its alpha protons, carbonyls activate alkenes toward nucleophilic attack, reactivity of alpha beta unsaturated carbonyls is proportional to the stability of its enolate, enolates are nucleophiles.

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