Chem 3580 Spring 2009 Friday Session - Week #1For some of the questions you may have to go back and review Chem 357 materials. 1. Which ones would be antiaromatic and which ones would be aromatic if planar? NBCH3..2—(a)(b)(c)(d)2. Compound A loses its proton more slowly than compound B. Explain. Use chemical structures to clarify your reasons. HCNAPhPhHCNBPhPh3. In a reaction with acid, cycloheptatrienone is protonated on the carbonyl oxygen to give a stablecationic product. Explain the stability of the protonated product. Use chemical structures to support your reasoning. O4. Suggest a suitable synthesis for each of the following compounds beginning with benzene and suitable organic (containing no more than 4 carbon atoms) and inorganic reagents.
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