The Study of Organic Reactions

The Study of Organic Reactions: An Overview -- Section 4 of Organic Chemistry Notes is 14 pages in length (page 4-1 through page 4-14) and covers ALL you'll need to know about the following lecture/book topics:

SECTION 4 – The Study of Organic Reactions: An Overview

4-1 -- Types of Organic Reactions
_· Addition Reactions (A + B --> C)
_· Elimination Reactions (A --> B + C)
_· Substitution Reactions (A + B --> C + D)
_· Rearrangement Reactions (A --> B)
4-2 -- Reaction Mechanisms
_· Use of “Arrow-Pushing”
_· Heterolytic Bond Breaking and Heterogenic Bond Forming
_· Homolytic Bond Breaking and Homogenic Bond Forming
4-4 -- Polar Reactions and How They Occur
_· Electron-Rich (δ-) Sites of a Molecule
_· Electron-Poor (δ+) Sites of a Molecule
_· Nucleophiles and Electrophiles
_· Mechanisms for Polar Reactions
4-6 -- Radical Reactions and How They Occur
_· Free Radical Reactions
_· Mechanisms for Radical Reactions (Chain Reactions)
_· Initiation, Propagation, and Termination Steps
4-8 -- Thermodynamics of Organic Reactions
_· Equilibrium Expressions
_· Standard Free-Energy Changes (ΔG°)
_· Bond Dissociation Energies (BDE)
_· Table of BDE Values
4-10 -- Kinetics of Organic Reactions
_· Energy Diagrams and Transition States
_· Activation Energies (Ea), Reaction Rates, and Rate Laws
_· Multi-Step Reactions and Their Mechanisms
_· Reaction Intermediates
_· The Rate-Limiting Step (“Rate-Determining Step”)
_· First-Order Reactions vs. Second-Order Reactions (More Rate Laws)

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