Alkoxymercuration-Demercuration Reduction is a tricky mechanism for organic chemistry students. Not because it's any more difficult than oxymercuration, but simply because students tend to overlook the alcohol reagent and miss the alkyl group in the product.
The video below helps you understand the similarities and differences between oxymercuration and alkoxymercuration of alkenes. The video also takes you through the step by step mechanism to ensure you understand this reaction.
Watch this video on YouTube or read the transcript (coming soon)
Watch the previous video: Oxymercuration-Demercuration
Watch the next video : Hydroboration
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Shailu Christina Savarimuthu says
Thank you so much for this alkene reactions/mechanisms video series!!! I have my test today and these videos really helped me understand how the mechanisms are similar. And the way you teach is very easy to understand since you dont focus on unnecessary details<3
Jordan Romanelli says
I’m watching your videos for shits and giggles. Manipulating electrons into bonding to form desired structures is the ultimate diety power.
Thank you so much Leah! I watched your videos and they were so helpful to understand the concepts and I got a 99 in my orgo exam! Many Thanks to you!
You r doing a tremendous job ! Leah mam
Because u are helping a lot of students all around the globe , in coming out of horribles (I mean
The myth) of organic chemistry ,especially reaction mechanisms ,in a very smooth and the best way.
I am just one of them.
Ur method of teaching chemistry is very quite different from others.
Again. Thank you & Namaste
Glad to help, Anshul! Thank you!
Hajra Epic says
The videos are really nice; brief and easy, best for test prepration and proper concepts.
Thank you Hajra
Thank you for these videos they are so helpful, and make it easier to understand this complicated material. 🙂
Thank you Carolina. Orgo is quite fun once you get it, so I’m glad I can help you understand