What is the difference between primary secondary and tertiary literature?
Data from an experiment is a primary source. Secondary sources are one step removed from that. Secondary sources are based on or about the primary sources. Tertiary sources summarize or synthesize the research in secondary sources.
What are primary and secondary hydrogens?
Primary = a hydrogen on a carbon attached to only ONE other carbon. Secondary = a hydrogen on a carbon attached to only TWO other carbons. Tertiary = a hydrogen on a carbon attached to THREE other carbons.
What is a secondary carbocation?
In a secondary (2°) carbocation, the carbon with the positive charge is attached to two other alkyl groups, which may be the same or different. A secondary carbocation has the general formula shown in the box. R and R’ represent alkyl groups which may be the same or different.
What are primary hydrogens?
A primary (1°) hydrogen is a hydrogen atom residing on a primary carbon in an organic species.