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8. Elimination Reactions

Beta Hydrogen

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In order to predict E2 products, we’ll have to get good at recognizing how many different and eligible β-hydrogens exist.

Recognizing Different Beta-Carbons

Elimination reactions remove β-hydrogens to create double bonds.

  • The number of non-equivalent β-carbons with at least one -H determines the number of possible products.
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