Diels-Alder Reaction (30 min)

This tutorial covers an important reaction for forming carbon-carbon bonds and for forming 6-membered rings. (Runtime = 30:02)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Use MO theory to explain the Diels-Alder reaction.
• Provide the mechanism of the Diels-Alder reaction.
• Predict the major and minor products of a Diels-Alder reaction, paying particular attention to regioselectivity and stereoselectivity.

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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