Organic Chemical Pathways

  • This is something that you must be confident with, make sure that you get enough practice on this topic.
  • It is a common exam question that can be tested in a number of ways – see past VCAA exams for examples.
  • Make sure that you know what type of reactions produces what product and what reactants are needed.
  • Key knowledge on study design states that you must know how to produce esters from alkenes – see below for an example.
  • NOTE: This is one way to produce an ester from alkene, there are other ways as well.