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13.1: Study Guide for Chapters 6 and 7

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    Certain topics like the structure, synthesis, and nomenclature of alkyl halides have already been covered previously. This part of the course is primarily concerned with Sn1 and Sn2 reactions, E1 and E2 reactions, and alkene synthesis, structure, and nomenclature.

    The following is the suggested order of readings and practice problems. It’s important to attend lectures because the material will be presented in a certain order. Most of the material is in the book, but a few additional guidelines, summaries, and suggestions may be given in class.

    Overall, if you follow this study guide, you should be well prepared for the quizzes and the test. Notice that the amount of suggested problems is somewhat large. The best strategy is probably to do the problems in the suggested sections first, then tackle as many from the end of the chapters as time allows you. Needless to say, the more you practice, and the better prepared you’ll be for the test and quizzes.

    I. Sn1 and Sn2 REACTIONS

    a) Read the class notes titled Introduction to Lewis Acid-Base Chemistry.

    b) Read chapter 4, pages 137-139 and do the problems in those sections.

    c) Read sections 8 through16 from chapter 6 and do the problems in those sections. For section 16 do only problem 27.

    d) Read class notes titled Highlights of Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions Involving sp3 Carbon

    II. E1 and E2 REACTIONS

    a) Read sections 17 – 21 from chapter 6 and do the problems in those sections. b) Read the following sections from chapter 7 and do the problems in those sections: 7-7(A-D), 7-9(A-E), and 7-10.


    a) From chapter 7, read sections 1, 4, 5, and 8, and do the problems in those sections


    a) From the end of chapter 6: 41, 44-56, 60, 62, 66, 68.

    b) From the end of chapter 7: 30-33, 36, 37(a, b), 38, 41, 42, 43a, 44, 45, 46, 53(a-c).

    This page titled 13.1: Study Guide for Chapters 6 and 7 is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Sergio Cortes.

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