Review Problem Set3_W2012

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Review Problem Set #3 1. Aromatic compunds can participate in reaction termed Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS). In a EAS reaction one of the carbons from aromatic ring acts as a nucleophile. When methoxybenzene (A) is submitted to an EAS reaction it yields 1,2 and 1,4 substitution products while benzaldehyde (B) yields 1,3 substitution product. What this means is that the highlighted carbons are the atoms acting as nuclephiles in each case. Draw resonance structures for A and B that explain the nuclephilicity of the highlighted carbons in each case. NOTE: EAS Reaction will NOT BE TESTED on your final, this problem is testing your abilities to draw resonance structures. 2. Using correct chemical termonology and structures, give complete and reasonable explainations for the following observations: a. Compound A reacts faster through a SN2 mechanism than compound B b. Compound C reacts faster through a SN1 mechanism than compound D (hint: think about energy profiles = Energy vs. reaction coordinate) OCH 3 O H E + E + E OCH 3 OCH 3 E E H O A B H 3 C CH 3 Br H 3 C Br CH 3 A B Br Br C D
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3. Predict the mayor organic product(s) for the following reactions:
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