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To my knowledge there are 8 different types of arrows you meet in organic chemistry. Here’s a little guide to them. 1. The forward arrow,Read more
No discussion of resonance structures would be complete without mention of how to royally screw them up. This isn’t something to feel bad about, by theRead more
One thing has been missing from the discussion of resonance. What’s the point? Who cares if we can write out resonance structures? What does itRead more
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.Read more