Archive List for Organic Chemistry

Alkane Conformation: Newman projection and Anti-Gauche form Strain

In organic chemistry, we need to understand how the conformation works. This is because organic compounds have a three-dimensional structure, not a planar one. By studying stereochemistry, you can predict whether a chemical reaction will proceed or not. Also, even the same molecule has different conformations. The energies are different depending on where the substituents […]

Lewis Acid and Base: Brønsted Conjugate Acids and Bases

Acids and bases are important elements in organic chemistry. The presence of acids and bases allows the synthetic reactions of compounds to proceed through the movement of electrons. In other words, without acids and bases, organic synthesis reactions would not occur. Therefore, we must understand the definitions of acids and bases in advance. We need […]

Nucleophilic Substitution: Distinguish SN1 and SN2 Reactions

The SN1 and SN2 reactions are two methods that are frequently used in synthetic reactions in organic chemistry. They are convenient synthetic reactions that all organic chemists are sure to use them. The SN1 and SN2 reactions are synthetic reactions, called nucleophilic substitution reactions, in which the substituents are swapped. However, the reaction mechanism differs […]