# β-Elimination¶

Substitution reactions can go one of two ways, if the resulting nucleophile acts as a base AND if there’s a neighbouring H (on the $$\beta$$ carbon), then elimination will occur, creating an alkene as one of the products.

## Zaitsev’s Rule¶

When more than one $$\beta$$ H is available, the more substituted form will be the most stable and thus the likely major product.