Oxymercuration-Demercuration Alkene Reaction Mechanism

Oxymercuration-Demercuration, also referred to as oxymercuration-reduction is slightly more confusing than that average alkene reaction. I think it’s a combination of the extra steps, involvement of mercury, and the mysterious reduction by sodium borohydride. But don’t let this confuse you. The video below takes you through the entire reaction mechanism with step by step explanations […]

Acid Catalyzed Hydration of Alkenes

Acid catalyzed hydration of alkenes is the reaction in which a pi bond is broken and an alcohol added to the Markovnikov position when carried out in water. When alcohol is used as the reaction solvent an ether will form following the same reaction mechanism. The video below is Part 5 in my Alkene Reaction […]

Halohydrin Formation

Alkene Reactions Series: Video 4 This tutorial takes you through the halohydrin formation mechanism, a type of electrophilic addition which adds both a halogen and alcohol to an alkene by using water instead of an inert solvent like CH2Cl2 or CCL4 to yield a halohydrin which features both a halogen and alcohol on the carbon […]

Halogenation Of Alkenes Tutorial Video

Alkene Reactions Series: Video 3 Halogenation of alkenes is the reaction in which a double bond is broken and replaced by a vicinal dihalide – 2 halogen atoms added to neighboring carbons. This reaction follows a pattern of anti addition. The goal of this video is to help you understand rather than memorize concepts related […]

Hydrohalogenation of Alkenes Video

Alkene Reactions Series: Video 2 Alkene Hydrohalogenation is the reaction in which a pi bond is broken and a halogen added to the more substituted or ‘Markovnikov’ position.   (Watch on YouTube: Hydrohalogenation. Click cc on the bottom right for video transcription.) <– Watch Previous Video: Introduction to Alkene Reactions –> Watch Next Video: Halogenation […]