This webinar addresses the major reaction types tested on the MCAT. You will learn about the different types of substitution and elimination reactions, their mechanisms, and how to predict the mechanism of a given reaction based on the reaction conditions. You will also learn how to determine the correct product of a substitution or elimination reaction.
Substitution and Elimination Reactions
At a glance
Follow reaction mechanisms
Predict products and mechanisms given reaction conditions
Determine stereochemistry inversion or scrambling
Apply your prior knowledge of nomenclature and chemical kinetics!
Orgo basics (behaviors and arrow pushing)
Substitution vs. elimination
SN1 vs. SN2
E1 vs. E2
Conditions that favor each type of reaction
Stereochemistry considerations of substitution reactions
On the MCAT
The test heavily favors substitution reactions over elimination reactions, yet has been known to test elimination reactions in basic ways like how they are similar to their substitution counterparts.
Questions will often give reaction conditions that will favor one mechanism over the other
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