Conjugation and the Diels-Alder Reaction
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Start by examining the phenomenon of conjugation involving multiple, resonating pi bonds and the extra stability that they endow on organic compounds. Then, explore two reactions (including one that resulted in a Nobel Prize) involved in conjugated diene reactivity. Finally, spend some time investigating the relationship between frontier molecular orbits and thermally activated reactions.