Chapter 3 Discussion Section Problems

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Chapter 3: Reactions of Alkanes Discussion Section Problems 1. Rank the following radicals in decreasing order of stability 2. For each of the following alkanes: a. Draw all the possible monochlorinated derivatives. b. Determine whether free radical chlorination would be a good way to make any of these monochlorinated derivatives c. Which monobrominated derivatives could you form in good yield by free radical bromination? c.i. Cyclopentane c.ii. Methylcyclopentane c.iii. 2,3 – dimethylbutane c.iv. 2,2,3,3-tetramethylbutane c.v. 3. Draw the important resonance structures of the following free radicals. a.i. a.ii. a.iii. a.iv. a.v. a.vi. a.vii. a.viii. 4. CHALLENGE: In the presence of a small amount of bromine, the following light promoted reaction has been observed: a.i. b. Write a mechanism for this reaction. Your mechanism should explain how both products are formed. c. Explain why only this hydrogen atom has been replaced in preference to any of the other hydrogen atoms in the starting material
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