Problem Set 2 Solution

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Unformatted text preview: ultimately form the new product shown. a) Present a mechanism for this reaction. That is, this is a multi- step process, and you should show each step necessary to get from starting material to product. Your mechanism steps should include curved arrows. 10 points -1 point for each missed or incorrect step -1 point for missing an arrow in the arrow pushing diagram. -1 point for unreasonable structures and incorrect steps b) After you develop your mechanism, explain why the product does not react with ethyl acetate, given that it too is an ethyl ester. The anion that results from deprotonation of the ethyl acetate is relatively stable and therefore not very Name Section Rec TA Side 6 o...
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