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November14PODkey - the methyl group is H 3 C H anti to Br H...

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Br CH 2 CH 3 CH 2 CH 3 CH 3 O Br H CH 2 CH 3 In order to do an E2 reaction, you must have a C-H bond that is anti to the C-(leaving group) bond. In the reactant, the proton on the carbon bearing the ethyl group is not appropriately oriented, while one of those on the carbon bearing
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Unformatted text preview: the methyl group is. H 3 C H anti to Br H November 14, 2008 Problem-of-the-Day Please predict the major product of the following E2 reaction and explain your reasoning. Chem 118A, Fall 2008 CH 3 CH 3...
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