Pentavalent Carbon, The E2 Reaction - Freshman Organic Chemistry - Michael McBride - Lecture 9 of 38 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Organic Chemistry

Description: Preliminary X-ray analysis of molecules that have been designed to favor a carbon with five bonds seemed to suggest the possibility of a pentavalent intermediate in SN2 reactions, but further analysis of these structures showed just the opposite.
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