Organometallic Compounds & Reagents (19 min)

This tutorial discusses an important class of organic compound known as an organometallic compound. Organometallic compounds are carbon nucleophiles and allow us to perform reactions that form carbon-carbon bonds. (Runtime = 19:20)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Understand the ways a carbon atom can react as a nucleophile or as an electrophile.
• Synthesize organometallic reagents from readily available starting materials.
• Use organometallic reagents to form carbon-carbon bonds.

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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