Carbocations and the Mechanism of Electrophilic Addition to Alkenes and Alkynes - Freshman Organic Chemistry - Michael McBride - Lecture 11 of 38 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Organic Chemistry

Description: Substition stabilizes alkenes, and addition of acids is thermodynamically favorable in acidic media. Additon to alkenes can involve free-radical, metal-catalyzed, and stepwise electrophilic mechanisms, the last via a cation intermediate.