Organic chemistry is all about mechanisms. And while the sheer volume may feel overwhelming, they all boil down to a few simple types of mechanism steps.
In this video we’ll look at TWO complete mechanisms to identify the patterns for each steps mechanism type.
First, you’ll see a step by step mechanism of an SN1 reaction of 2-butanol with hydrochloric acid. Next, you’ll see an alkene reacting with sulfuric acid and methanol!
(Watch on YouTube: Mechanisms Part 3. Click cc for video transcription.)