5. Chemical Reactivity

  1. Claude H. Yoder,
  2. Phyllis A. Leber and
  3. Marcus W. Thomsen

Published Online: 28 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch5

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

How to Cite

Yoder, C. H., Leber, P. A. and Thomsen, M. W. (2010) Chemical Reactivity, in Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch5

Author Information

  1. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470526767

Online ISBN: 9780470636350



  • chemical reactivity - rate and extent of reaction;
  • reaction rate data for cyclohexene reaction with hydrogen chloride;
  • enthalpy changes and Gibbs energy changes - as standard enthalpies of formation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Rate versus Extent of Reaction

  • Mechanism

  • Rate of Reaction

  • The Extent of Reaction: Thermodynamics

  • Types of Reaction

  • Nucleophiles and Electrophiles