beta-Elimination (18 min)

This tutorial provides a basic overview of the E2 and E1 reactions. (Runtime = 17:46)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Provide the mechanisms of E1 and E2 reactions.
• Understand how the rate law relates to the mechanism of E1 and E2 reactions.
• Recognize whether an E1 or E2 reaction has occurred. 
• Be able to predict the major and minor products of E1 and E2 reactions.

Practice Problems
Here are some problems to get you started. You should first try each on a piece of paper. Then, place your cursor over the graphic and click on right arrow that appears to see the answer. The right and left arrows allow you to move back and forth between problems. Please note that these are not the only types of problems/questions that exist on this topic. Refer to your textbook and any problems your instructor provides you for more practice with this subject.


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