Practice Using the Mechanism Calculator: A [pt] Step

The video explains how to draw a [pt] step in MarvinSketch with curved arrows. It also demonstrates the use of the mechanism calculator. This web page allows you imitate what you see in the video. Here's how:

Open a full-size sketcher window by clicking on the window below the words "Click window to edit". Follow along in the video, pausing as necessary, and reproduce what you see. Whenever you use the 2-electron arrow, pay close attention to the blue parentheses. To check yourself, use the ACE Organic mechanism calculator window. Just copy and paste a structure (include the curved arrows) into the calculator's MarvinSketch window. Then click on View Products. The calculated product should match the electron configuration of the products.

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