Flashcards in 6 Introduction to Organic Reaction Mechanisms Deck (9)
What is a Reaction Mechanism?
The Particular Sequence of electron movements in a chemical reaction
What is the movement of electrons represented by?
Where do electrons flow at or near?
What do arrows show?
Bond formation and bond breaking. They show electron flow not the movement of atoms
How is the formal charge affected when the arrow moves towards and away from an atom?
If the arrow moves away from the atom the formal charge increases. If the arrow moves towards the atom the formal charge decreases
What are Intermolecular reactions?
Reactions that occur between two or more molecules
What are Intramolecular reactions?
Reactions within a single molecule
What characteristics do resonance structures have?
Same placement of atoms just different electron placement