Substitution and elimination reactions

Sn1, Sn2, E1, and E2 reactions form the basis for understanding why certain products are more likely to form than others. We will learn about the reaction mechanisms, and how nucleophilicity and electrophilicity can be used to choose between different reaction pathways.

In this tutorial, Sal introduces free radical reactions by showing the reaction of methane with chlorine.

In this tutorial, Sal discusses the difference between nucleophilicity and basicity.

In this tutorial, Sal explains the difference between an E1 and an E2 elimination reaction.

In this tutorial, Sal compares the differences between SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions.

In this tutorial, Jay covers the definitions of nucleophile/electrophile, The Schwartz Rules (may the Schwartz be with you!), and the differences between SN1 and SN2 reactions.

In this tutorial, Jay discusses the strength of a nucleophile and the differences between SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions.