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Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore the reaction mechanism of nucleophilic acyl substitutions. Related Articles What is Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution? Nucleophilic acyl substitution

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Arrow Pushing

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore common forms of arrow pushing that are seen in organic chemistry, both intermolecular and intramolecular. We will

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Epoxidation

Core Concepts This article gives an introduction to the epoxidation reaction. We will discuss its general concepts, reaction mechanism, and applications in organic chemistry. What

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Aldehyde and Ketone (Formaldehyde and Acetone)

What is Carbonyl Oxidation?

Core Concepts This article will cover key properties of the carbonyl group and what reactions this group participates in, particularly the oxidation reaction. From nucleophilic

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The Toxic Element Cadmium

Interactive Periodic Table and Related Topics An Introduction to the Element Cadmium Discovered by Friedrich Stromeyer in 1817, Cadmium is well-known as one of the

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Epoxide Ring Opening

Core Concepts In this tutorial, you will learn about the mechanism, acid-base dependence, and reagents involved in the epoxide ring opening reaction. Topics Covered in

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An example of alcohols reactions

Alcohol Reactions

Core Concepts In this article we will talk about alcohols and their properties. We will also cover the different types of alcohols reactions that can

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The Hardworking Element Hafnium

Introduction to Hafnium Identified in 1923 by Dirk Coster and George de Hevesy, hafnium is a lustrous, silver-grey transition metal. The name “hafnium” originated from

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The Ruthless Element Ruthenium

Introduction to Ruthenium The element ruthenium is a shiny, silver-gray, brittle metal that looks like platinum. Computer chips, jewelry, and electrodes all contain the element

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Alkene Carbocation Stability

Core Concepts In this article, we will explore the stability of carbocations in alkenes via substitution and rearrangement, including stabilizing factors such as resonance. Topics

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Enzyme Inhibition

Core Concepts In this article, you will learn about competitive, noncompetitive, and uncompetitive enzyme inhibition, and the effect of each type of inhibitor on Km

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The Zippy Element Zirconium

Introduction to Zirconium Zirconium finds many applications as a heat- and corrosion-resistant element. Zirconium is derived from zircon (ZrSiO4) and baddeleyite (ZrO2), which are its

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Alkyne Synthesis

Core Concepts In this tutorial, you will learn about the reagents used and mechanisms involved in synthesizing alkynes. Related Articles Dehydrohalogenation The main method by

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A step of a radical reaction

Radical Reactions

Core Concepts A radical reaction is characterized by the involvement of highly reactive species called radicals. Radical reactions are a fundamental class of chemical reaction.

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Robinson Annulation

Core Concepts The Robinson Annulation is a reaction that combines two other mechanisms in organic chemistry, the Michael Addition and an intramolecular aldol condensation, to

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Saponification

Core Concepts Saponification is the reaction where an ester is hydrolyzed into an alcohol and a carboxylic acid salt upon the addition of an aqueous

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Lindlar’s Catalyst

Core Concepts In this tutorial you will learn about the purpose, mechanism, and utility of Lindlar’s catalyst in organic chemistry. Related Articles What is Lindlar’s

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