Substitution & Elimination Reactions

Substitution & Elimination Reactions

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.

At a glance

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Essential skills

  • Determine the mechanism of a reaction based on nucleophile/base strength, sterics, and solvent

  • Determine the product of a substitution or elimination reaction

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Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The mechanisms for both types of substitution and elimination reactions

  • The different types of solvents

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On the MCAT

  • The MCAT will rarely give you reaction mechanism, but they will usually write out the reaction

  • Consider reaction conditions when determining the correct mechanism (nucleophile or base, temperature, solvent)

  • Draw out the molecule and/or mechanism if it is not given

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