Choosing SN1 SN2 E1 E2 Reaction Mechanism

I challenge you with a difficult synthesis problem Propose a reasonable mechanism for the following with all intermediates and formal chargesThis video provides a step by step walk through of a difficult SN1 SN2 E1 E2 mechanism when given a product.

This question comes from a student’s practice exam where over 100 students failed to get full credit.

You can learn how to ace questions like this by paying attention to the LOGIC more than just the individual steps!

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  1. Shabir Hussain Baig says:

    Great work by u… I m highly benefitted in understanding d concept of organic chemistry…… Particularly stereo chemistry… Love and regards

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