My daughter just sent me this poem which she wrote. It brought a tear to my eye, so I thought I would share it. You better get a box of tissues.
There are another two reactions that add water to an alkene
they're called oxymercuration and hydroboration
(don't worry yet, these are only two reactions out of like fifteen)
they do the same things but in opposite ways
and with different reagents, I'll get them straight one of these days
Oxymercuration adds OH and H in the anti position
It uses mercury and water to do this addition
First Hg and OH are added on opposite sides
The Hg on the newly formed intermediate provides
a group with which H can be switched in the presence of NaBH4
and now the reaction is finished, there is no more
She absolutely HATES chemistry, so she wrote 15 poems like this one to help her study.
She has come a long way since her kindergarten poems.