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Unformatted text preview: going to take place. If starting material has (S) configuration then the product will be (S). You can use your molecular Kit to figure out the product. (4) 4. Which of the following best represents a mechanistic step in the acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of 1 acetonitrile? Number 2 is the only structure that has an acid, if you have a lone pair of e- in presence of H+ then protonation of the atom that bears the e- will happen. (2) 5. The compound shown below is classified as a(an): O O O Carboxylic acid anhydride (9) 6. Rank the compounds in each set in order of increasing acid strength, 1 is the least acidic 3 or 4 is the most acidic: (a) CH 3 CH 2 COOH CH 3 CHBrCOOH CH 3 CBr 2 COOH 1 2 3 (b) CH 3 CH 2 CH 2 CHBrCOOH CH 3 CH 2 CHBrCH 2 COOH CH 3 CHBrCH 2 CH 2 COOH 3 2 1 (c) CH 3 CHCOOH CH=CH 2 CH 3 CHCOOH Cl CH 3 CH 2 COOH CH3CHCOOH CN 2 3 1 4 2...
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