Lecture no. 12 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Cover the second class of organic reaction: eliminations, the primary method for producing alkenes. As you’ll learn, elimination reactions proceed with the production of a byproduct formed by the leaving group; in contrast to substitution reactions, they involve a significant increase in entropy because they make more molecules than they consume.