chem 358 Solving Prob Advice - Things to Consider in...

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Things to Consider in Solving Different Types of Organic Problems A. Give the product of the reaction 1. Identify all the functional groups in the reactants. 2. Classify the reagents (eg. nucleophile, electrophile, base, acid. reducing agent, oxidizing agent, radical initiator). 3. Identify which functional group from #1 above is most likely to react with the reagent in #2. 4. Number the atoms in the carbon chain of the starting material and the product to keep track of where the reaction is occurring. 5. Consider if the reaction can produce isomeric products and suggest which product might predominate. 6. Consider the stereochemical outcome of any reaction. Is a new stereogenic center generated? Does the reaction occur at an existing stereogenic center? 7. Most products are neutral (after work up). If you have a positive or negative charged product, check it carefully. B. Provide a mechanism for the conversion of A -> B 1. Identify the functional groups that have reacted. 2. Determine the type of reaction (eg. addition, substitution, elimination, hydration, dehydration, oxidation, reduction). 3. Number the carbon atoms of the starting material and product. Are they the same?
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