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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Quiz Ch. 10: Questions 3 & 9

3) Is cyclopentene glycol named that way because it comes from a cyclopentene that has been reacted to produce a vicinal diol?

9) CH3 MgBr + CH3CO2CH3 yield 2-methyl-2-propanol. But wouldn't an excess (xs) of CH3 MgBr yield CH4 and CH3COCH3 because the excess CH3 MgBr would react with the formed hydroxyl group on 2-methyl-2-propanol???


  • 3-yes
    9-the OH only forms after the reaction is over and water is added, until then the alcohol is present as an alcoxide (O minus)

    By Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley, at 6:48 PM  

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