CHM2120/2520: Enolate and Enamine Chemistry

CHM2120/2520: Enolate and Enamine Chemistry


  • Review E2 mechanisms with different bases and conditions
  • Review interpreting/drawing energy diagrams and transition states
  • SN2 mechanism and applying the inversion rule to difficult questions
  • Projecting SN2 reactions in their most stable conformation
  • Differentiating between E2 vs. SN2 vs. E1 vs. SN1
  • Trick questions to help you differentiate between these reactions on your midterm
  • Important reactions from organic chemistry 1 needed for this course explained
  • Relate bonding, non-bonding and antibonding molecular orbitals to E2/E1/SN2 and SN1
  • Many examples from midterms/exams administered at uOttawa!
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December 12, 2020 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM