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Mechanistic Chemistry

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) talks to us about the various mechanisms we encounter in organic chemistry at A-level. We begin by (i) introducing free radical substitution and its mechanism of reaction; then (ii) moving onto ionic mechanisms by first defining the terms “nucleophile” and “electrophile”; before (iii) moving onto some basic substitution and elimination reactions; and finally (iv) addition reactions.

About the Lecturer

Dr Danny Allwood joined Sheffield Hallam University from the University of Cambridge, where he undertook a PhD (2008-2012) and post-doctoral research (2012-2015) with Professor Steven V. Ley CBE FRS. Prior to this, he attained my undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick (2004-2008). His current research programme is focused on the development of practical synthetic and catalytic organic transformations.

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