Alcohol Reactions are crucial to have in your Organic Chemistry synthesis & reactions arsenal.
This series will take you through everything you need to know, starting with the basics of structure and naming, a review of physical properties, and of course lots and lots of alcohol reactions.
Need help as you progress? Follow along with the Alcohol Reactions Cheat Sheet (coming soon).
When you feel you have it all down, test your knowledge with the Alcohol Properties & Reactions Practice Quiz (coming soon).
Need review on Alcohol nomenclature? See the detailed naming Alcohol video here.
Video 1: Introduction
Video 2: Physical Properties
This video reveals WHY behind physical property trends of alcohol such as solubility, boiling point, polarity, and more.
Video 3: Acidity & Basicity
Alcohols are amphiprotic making them both acids and bases. See how to rank them using the CARIO method and practice examples every step of the way!
Video 4: Resonance & Acidity of Phenol
Phenol is a unique alcohol due to the benzene ring and associated resonance. See how this impacts the acidity of phenol compared to other alcohols.
Video 5: TMS Alcohol Protecting Group
This video shows you how to protect the acidic proton of an alcohol from strongly basic reagents like alkynide ions and Grignard reagents by forming the trimethyl silyl ether using TMS-Cl. You'll also learn how to deprotect the alcohol with the use of tetrabutyl ammonium fluoride – TBAF.
- Alcohol Properties and Reactions Practice Quiz
- Alcohol Reactions Cheat sheet
For more on Ranking Alcohols, see The Pencil Trick Tutorial + Video!