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Eliminations

Dear Reader,

Elimination is an important reaction in organic chemistry which forms alkenes. Here are some of my slides on the subject.

The mechanism of the E2 elimination

The E1 mechanism

This is an important problem why are the green equations not the same

By altering the size of the base the ratio of the SN2 to the E2 reaction can be changed

Some example data for you to study with

Which reaction ? Choose between SN1 SN2 E2 and E1

How to favour the E2 reaction

More on how to favour the E2

Predict which products are formed in these reactions, also note that hydrogen cyanide smells nothing like almonds to me. The only thing which smells like HCN to me is HCN.

Another good training problem

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