University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (8): 60-65.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201510006

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Molecular Orbital Description on Several Classical Organic Reactions

Wei XU,Jia-Xi XU*()   

  • Published:2016-08-31
  • Contact: Jia-Xi XU


It is very important to describe organic reaction processes with molecular orbitals, especially frontier orbitals, for correct and completely understanding of organic reaction mechanisms. Molecular orbital description can provide useful information on selectivity and stereochemistry of organic reactions. Molecular orbital descriptions on several classic organic reactions, including aliphatic and aromatic nucleophilic substitutions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, addition and elimination, are discussed.

Key words: Organic reaction, Molecular orbital, Nucleophilic substitution, Addition, Elimination