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Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides Practice Problems

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Apr 25, 2014

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Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides Practice Problems

Practice 1

Identify the products from reaction of (CH3)2C=O with

 

  1. NaBD4 followed by H2O
  2. NaBD4 followed by CH3OD.

Solution 1

  1. (CH3)2CDOH
  2. (CH3)2CDOD.

In both reactions, nucleophilic : D first attacks and reduces the carbonyl to form a basic alkoxide salt.

Practice 2

Prepare p–ClC6H4CHOHCH2CH3 from RCHO and R'MgX.

 

Solution 2

Since the groups on the carbinol C are different, there are two combinations possible.

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