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Unformatted text preview: Tertiary and secondary alcohols undergo E2 dehydration Primary alcohols undergo E1 dehydration Oxidation works only on primary and secondary alcohols using chromic acid Primary alcohols are oxidized to aldehydes and carboxylic acids (stops at aldehyde if PCC is used) Secondary alcohols are oxidized to ketones Cleavage of Ethers ROR + HX ROH + RX Ring-Opening Reactions of Epoxides Nucleophiles in acid-catalyzed reactions attack the most substituted carbon Nucleophiles in basic-catalyzed reactions attack the least substituted carbon Most Reactive Least Reactive RI > RBr > RCl > RF The weaker the base, the better the leaving group. The stronger the base, the better the nucleophile. Bromination is more selective than chlorination Both bromination and chlorination require heat or light to occur...
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