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From "Organic Chemistry 2 Primer 2021" by Smith, Houjeiry and Tennyson. If you prefer a paper copy you can get one here. (coming soon).

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Part IV: Conjugated and Aromatic Molecules

Pi Conjugation and Conjugated Dienes

Lesson IV.1. Pi Conjugation Stabilizes a Molecule         

Lesson IV.2. Addition Reactions of Conjugated Dienes  

Lesson IV.3. Diels-Alder Reaction

Aromaticity and Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Lesson IV.4. Aromaticity: A Highly Stabilizing Effect   

Lesson IV.5. Aromaticity Effects on Acidity and Basicity           

Lesson IV.6. Nomenclature of Monosubstituted Benzene Compounds     

Lesson IV.7. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution I: Friedel–Crafts Alkylation and Acylation          

Lesson IV.8. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution II: Nitration and Sulfonation of Benzene

Lesson IV.9. Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution III: Halogenation of Benzene      

Lesson IV.10. Nomenclature of Polysubstituted Benzene Compounds     

Lesson IV.11. Substituent Effects on the Rate of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution   

Lesson IV.12. Substituent Effects on the Regiochemistry of Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution       

Lesson IV.13. More on the Directing Effects of Substituents in EAS    

More Reactions involving Aromatic Molecules

Lesson IV.14. Oxidation and Reduction of Substituents on Benzene Rings  

Lesson IV.15. Radical Halogenation of Allylic and Benzylic Compounds     

Lesson IV.16. Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution         

Lesson IV.17. Formation and Reaction of Diazonium Salts


Organic Chemistry 2 Primer Lessons (Part IV)

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Lesson IV.1


Step 1: Read the Lesson

Step 2: Self Assessment: Mini-Quiz for Lesson III.4

This is a multiple choice quiz to help you see some basic questions you should be able to answer from the reading and to get an idea of how well you have assimilated the information.

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Step 4: Complete the Problems and Solutions Video

As this lesson is an introduction to future lessons, the practice videos in which you will apply the concepts from this lesson appear later throughout the course.

Lesson IV.2


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Lesson IV.6

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Lesson IV.11


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Lesson IV.14


Lesson IV.15


Lesson IV.16

Lesson IV.17


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