Zaitsev Rule Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Zaitsev Rule

Zaitsev Rule Definition: Zaitsev Rule is an organic chemistry rule which states that the major product in the formation of alkenes from elimination reactions will be a more highly substituted alkene or the alkene with more substituents of the carbon atoms of the double bond.

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