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Hi guys, I'm having trouble naming mechanisms in questions, for example a random mechanism where they say "Name of mechanism"

Anybody know a good way of how to remember them?
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Hi guys, I'm having trouble naming mechanisms in questions, for example a random mechanism where they say "Name of mechanism"

Anybody know a good way of how to remember them?
First - does the reaction add, replace or eliminate something in the molecule undergoing reaction?
Add = addition
replace = substitution
eliminate = elimination

if adding or substituting - is the reaction initiated by a nucleophile attacking a delta+ carbon? -> nucleophilic addition or substitution
Or by a double bond breaking and forming a new bond to an electrophile? -> electrophilic addition or substitution
Or by a free radical removing a hydrogen from an alkane, leading to an alkyl free radical? -> free radical substitution
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First - does the reaction add, replace or eliminate something in the molecule undergoing reaction?
Add = addition
replace = substitution
eliminate = elimination

if adding or substituting - is the reaction initiated by a nucleophile attacking a delta+ carbon? -> nucleophilic addition or substitution
Or by a double bond breaking and forming a new bond to an electrophile? -> electrophilic addition or substitution
Or by a free radical removing a hydrogen from an alkane, leading to an alkyl free radical? -> free radical substitution
Thanks!
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Hi guys, I'm having trouble naming mechanisms in questions, for example a random mechanism where they say "Name of mechanism"

Anybody know a good way of how to remember them?
This link might be of help to you ... mechanisms
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