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Organic Reactions

An Organic Reaction is a subset of chemical reactions involving carbon-based compounds. The main organic reactions include but are not limited to additions, eliminations, substitution, and redox reactions. These reactions are usually used in conjunction to either break down organic reactants or synthesize new organic compounds.

Organic synthesis is now an area of focus, as new organic molecules are heavily depended on in the fields of pharmacology, medicine, industry as well as fabrics. Since, organic molecules in general are a lot more complex than inorganic molecules, organic synthesis has developed into one of the most important branches not only in Organic Chemistry, but also Chemistry in general.

Although Organic Reactions are considered a subset of all chemical reactions, they are no different to other chemical reactions in terms of physical/chemical rules. The same factors govern the stability of the reactants, products, as well as ultimately the outcome the organic reactions.

Another prominent way to categorize organic reactions, which may prove more useful under some contexts, is by the functional groups undergoing the reactions. For example, in the Fries arrangement, the functional group in the reactant undergoing the reaction is an ester. Thus, it would be useful to an organic chemist to not only have a list of functional groups with their corresponding reactions, but also a way to prepare each functional group. 

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Mass changes and mole calculation for catechol combustion

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Organic Chemistry - Calculating Molar Solubility

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Organic Molecules and Reactions

I have 6 (sample) organic chemistry problems I need help with please (see attached as well). Short answer - please help. 1. Arrange the following compounds in order of increasing acidity, and explain the reasons for your choice of order: a. Cyclohexanol b. 4-chlorophenol c. 2-fluorocyclohexanol d. 2-nitrophenol 2. Show

Organic Chemistry: Aldol Condensation and Reduction of Carbonyl

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Transformations and Matching Mechanistic Class

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Organic Chemistry - Sample Questions

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Organic Chemistry Exercises

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Organic Chemistry: Electron-Dot Formulas

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Solving organic chemistry problems

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Priorities of R, S Conventions

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Various Organic Chemistry Questions

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Reactions of 3 Hydrocarbons: Cyclohexane, Cyclohexene and Toluene

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Biochemical Oxygen Demand Calculation

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Chair Conformation Problem

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Best Reagent or Sequence of Reagents

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Origins of Life on Earth: Francis Crick

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IUPAC Product Reactions

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Organic Structures, Reactions and Nomenclature

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Organic Chemistry : Carboxylic Acids

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Laboratory : Reaction of Hydrogen Peroxide with Potassium Permanganate

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Bromine Water and the Wacker Oxidation

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Organic Synthesis : Identify the Products Word Problem and Mechanisms

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Organic Synthesis : Assigning Structures - Roadmap Problems

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Acid-Catalyzed Conversion and Self-Condensation

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