Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).
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Substitution and elimination reactions

SN1, SN2, E1, E2, nucleophiles, nucleophilicity, basicity
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Free radical reaction

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

Nucleophilicity and basicity

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

Elimination reactions

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


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