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IB syllabus for first examinations 2016

20.5 - Reaction pathways


20.5.1: Deduce reaction pathways given the starting materials and the product. Conversions with more than two stages will not be assessed. Reagents, conditions and equations should be included.


For example the conversion of 1-bromopropane to 1-butylamine can be done in two stages: 1-bromopropane can be reacted with potassium cyanide to form propanenitrile, which can then be reduced by heating with with hydrogen and a nickel catalyst.

The compound and reaction types in this topic are summarised in the following scheme:

This, of course also includes the pathways needed for the standard level work.

Organic reaction pathways (HL)


Resources

Organic Reactions

Organic Reagents