The E2 Elimination Reaction

The following animations show the elimination of 2-bromobutane, CH3CHBrCH2CH3 on treatment with CH3CH2O(–).
You should view this animation from several aspects in order to see the all the changes taking place.

 
 Spacefill Model
 Ball&Stick Model
 Approximate Transition State
 Stop Motion (on/off)
   Spacefill Model
 Ball&Stick Model
 Approximate Transition State
 Stop Motion (on/off)

This animation may be manipulated at any time by click-dragging the image.