Choosing SN1 SN2 E1 E2 Reaction Mechanism

This 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 […]

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 […]

SN1 Reaction Rate and Mechanism – Unimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution Part 1

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 9 This video is the first of 3 Unimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution reaction tutorials. This video breaks down the reaction, rate, and step by step mechanism for the SN1 reactions including a few simple examples to help you follow along. Pay special attention to the key identifyers of an SN1 reaction […]