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Diels-Adler

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by motivated dent, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. motivated dent

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    do we have to know about the s-cis conformation, the syn stereochemistry, or the endo rule?
     
  2. jalpari02

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    the diels alder reaction is pretty easy to memorize, so I'm sure that the DAT will test very specifically on that. I've taken a few practice tests (topscore and kaplan) and both have asked very specific questions. it would be a good idea to know cis, syn addition, and all other aspects of the reaction.
     
  3. smurf528

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    I think you should know these. I took a free kaplan test and it had it on there. These rules are pretty easy to learn and memorize and it won't hurt to actual know them.
     
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    Does any1 know the stuff well enough to give us a quick recap of these aspects of the reaction?
     
  5. doc3232

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    This is the basics:
    1,3butadiene with a ethene.
    The bonds move around to form a cycohexene.
     
  6. joonkimdds

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    It's my favorite rxn in orgo. I think it has the sexiest mechanism.
     
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    hmmm...sexy mechanisms...I will have to get back to you on that.
     
  8. joonkimdds

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    sexy....very sexy... and I pronounce it "die elders"
     

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