Norcaradiene Ring Opening

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Norcaradiene ring opening is a type of electrocyclic reaction.

In a electrocyclic rection, one sigma bond is either broken or formed. Electrocyclic reactions react in either a disrotatary or conrotarty fashion. This ring opening is a disrotary reaction, see this page for more information.

Other pages of interest to do with Animated Molecular Orbitals are

Introductory | Pericyclic Reactions and Heck Catalytic Cycle