The Candor

ORGO…. Nuff said

On this cool winter night I count down

The days I’ve got until orgo part 1 is complete.

On this cool winter night I try not to frown

Of how all these mechanisms tie into specific heat.

 

E1, E2, SN1, SN2 all jumbled in my head

And don’t forget elimination, substitution, electrophilic addition.

It all comes down to the cation type they said

Whether it be in primary, secondary, or tertiary condition.

 

And when you think you finally understand what is happening

They throw at you alcohols and all their special rules and exceptions.

For example, secondary cations are usually SN2 when reacting

But now they’re SN1 so make sure you’re aware of that deception.

 

Stereospecificity is probably going to bring the end of me

Cis, trans, E, Z, R, S you think they’d be more creative in the abbreviation.

But I’ve learnt it’s all in the little tricks one can make you see

You’ve just gotta have that quick numbering sensation.

 

They even have steps and phases now, initiation to termination

And please be aware the fate of the mechanism lies within your hands.

One wrong wedge or dashed line and you’ve ruined the rules of hydroboration

Markinikov was pretty bright to make his rule satisfy the chemical demands.

 

On this cool winter night I count down

The days I’ve got until orgo part 1 is complete

On this cool winter night I try not to drown

In all the practice problems I still need to defeat.

                                                                       

                                                                        BY DANA MOURAD