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Unformatted text preview: This compound is soluble in polar solvents such as water but insoluble in non-polar ones such as diethyl ether (CH 3 CH 2 OCH 2 CH 3 ). It does not melt below 200 o C. Suggest a reasonable structure for this product. 2. Write an equation, clearly showing the stereochemistry of the starting material and the product, for the reaction of ( S )-1-bromo-2-methylbutane with sodium iodide in acetone. What is the configuration ( R or S ) of the product? 3. When the dibromo compound shown below is dissolved in methanol, only one of the bromine atoms is replaced with a methoxy group. Predict the correct structure of the product and write a mechanism to explain why this product is the one formed. Hint – consider the properties of methanol as a solvent. Br Br CH 3 OH ???...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course CHEMISTRY 138 taught by Professor Dicks during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '10
- Organic chemistry