Category Archives: Organic reaction mechanisms

Organic reaction mechanisms (nomenclature)

Reactions of organic compounds can be explained using mechanisms. Free-radical mechanisms: • the unpaired electron in a radical is represented by a dot • the use of curly arrows is not required for radical mechanisms. Students should be able to: • write balanced equations for the steps in a free-radical mechanism.   Other mechanisms: • the formation of a covalent bond is shown by

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