Alcohols and Ethers
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
In this lecture, consider the important role of oxygen in organic chemistry. Among the topics you’ll learn about here: the oxygen atom in sp3 hybridization states; techniques for synthesizing alcohols and ethers; and methods for activating alcohols into more reactive leaving groups (specifically sulfonate esters, phosphinate esters, and tosylates).