The Cognitive Status of the Reconstruction of Mechanisms in Modern Organic Chemistry. The Reconstruction of the Mechanism of the Acidic Hydrolysis of Nucleosides

  • Ewa Zielonacka-Lis
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 236)


The notion of a mechanism is one of the key concepts in organic chemistry. Hence, the following problems seem to be of great importance:
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    what does “a mechanism” mean in organic chemistry?

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    what does its role consist in, and, particularly, what is its relation to such research procedures as description, explanation and prediction?



Acidic Medium Acidic Hydrolysis Glycosidic Bond Pyrimidine Nucleoside Heterocyclic Base 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Zielonacka-Lis
    • 1
  1. 1.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityThe Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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