Proton Transfer and Rearrangement Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry

Proton transfer and rearrangements are 2 more common mechanism patterns you will face in organic chemistry. This is in addition to Nucleophilic attack and Loss of Leaving Group discussed in Mechanism Video Part 1. You’ll see multiple proton transfer examples in action including turning a bad leaving group into a good leaving group! Rearrangement mechanism are broken down for […]

Carbocation Stability and Ranking

Carbocations arise so frequently in Organic Chemistry that recognizing them must become second nature. After reading this tutorial, you should be able to eyeball a molecule and determine where a carbocation is likely to form as well as its potential stability. This will help you master carbocation intermediate reactions down the line including Markovnikov alkene addition […]

SN1 Reaction Mechanism with Hydride Shift and Carbocation Rearrangement Part 3

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 11 In this final SN1 video you’ll see tricky examples involving less substituted carbocation intermediates followed by carbocation rearrangements and hydride shifts. When working through these reactions pay special attention to the patterns that help determine the SN1 mechanism over a potential SN2 or E2 (Watch on YouTube: SN1 Part […]

Hydride Shift and Methyl Shift in Organic Chemistry Reactions