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Use this tag for questions relating to organic molecules and their properties (structure of organic molecules, spectroscopic properties, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry etc). DO NOT use this tag as the only tag in your question, as this tag by itself cannot appropriately classify your question. Always use this tag in addition to other more specific tags.

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In Perkins reaction, condensation occurs between aromatic aldehydes (which cannot undergo self condensation) with an acid anhydirde in presence of sodium or potassium salt of corresponding acid. Co …
answered Feb 14 '16 by Varun
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I attempt to provide an reasonable answer to this question. The Corey-Schmidt oxidation uses PDC (pyridinium dichromate) to primarily oxidise alcohols to carbonyl groups. PDC exists in the form of st …
answered Jan 25 '16 by Varun
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The benzene ring in phenol is highly activated toward electrophilic substitution and hence attempts to directly nitrate it result in charring and copious evolution of oxides of nitrogen. The reaction …
answered Jan 24 '16 by Varun
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This is a commonly used confirmatory technique in organic functional group analysis. The test is performed by addition of meta dinitrobenzene to the given organic sample followed by addition of a base …
asked Dec 12 '15 by Varun
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Stabilisation due to H-bonding(intramolecular) is far more stabilising factor in this case than the destabilisation between interactions of the adjacent methyl groups. Again this depends on solvent (i …
answered Sep 14 '15 by Varun
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Let us assume that the competing reaction is a Sn2 based pathway. Sn2=k[substrate][nucleophile] Sn1=k'[substrate] Relative rate of products formed=(ie.. Sn1 to Sn2 product)=k'/(k[nucleophile] Sn1 …
answered Jan 15 '16 by Varun
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Yes, it's true that fluorine forms Hydrogen bonds with water (and related solvents). However, fluoroalkanes are not appreciably soluble in water because the Hydrogen bonds are simply not strong enough …
answered Jan 25 '16 by Varun