Bronsted Acidity and the Generality of Nucleophilic Substitution, Solvent Influence on Ionic Dissociation - Freshman Organic Chemistry - Michael McBride - Lecture 6 of 38 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Organic Chemistry

Description: The coincidentally substantial extent of ionic dissociation of water provides an example of Brønsted acidity, or nucleophilic substitution at hydrogen. Relative pKa values are insensitive enough to solvent that they provide insight on the role of energy-match, overlap, and resonance in ionic dissociation.