SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 1
Nucleophilic Substitution and Beta Elimination reactions are potentially the most difficult as compared to your organic chemistry 1 course.
Why is it so difficult? Unlike your alkene or alkyne reactions, when it comes to SN1 SN2 E1 E2 reactions you have to focus on concepts and mechanisms. You have to think through each reaction in detail to determine WHICH reaction to use… more in the video below
(Watch on YouTube: SN1 Sn2 E1 E2 Intro. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)
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This is Video 1 in the Nucleophilic Substitution and Beta Elimination Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.
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You have done such an excellent job!! Thanks for explaining them so well!
Something I’m confused about in the second video out of the 24 is how in the E1 rxn CH3OH was the solvent and attacked the beta reaction, but in the E2 rxn, the Nucleophile attacked the B-hydrogen. Are you saying that sometimes nucleophiles and solvents can attack B-hydrogens?