287. Changing the Carbon Skeleton


To succeed in this topic, you need to:
Be familiar with the chemical formula and structure as it is applied to organic compounds.
Be familiar with simple organic reactions and reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:
Be aware that steps in an organic synthesis may involve changing the carbon skeleton, for example lengthening or shortening the carbon chain.
Be aware of Grignard reagents; their preparation and use in organic synthesis to change the carbon skeleton.
Be aware of Friedel-Crafts reactions to add substituents to an aromatic ring.

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September 2018


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