Tag Archives: organic chemistry

3-methyl-2-butanol

Which of the following compounds gives 3-methyl-2-butanol upon reduction with LiAlH4?

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Switch Hitter

Consider the molecule below. If the CH3- and Cl- groups were switched with each other, how would you describe this new molecule relative to the one below?

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The Usual Suspects

Place the following in order of LEAST acidic to MOST acidic.

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Most Acidic Proton

Which labeled proton in the following molecule is most acidic?

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Organic Chemistry

Which of the following statements is correct?

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Diels-Alder Reaction

Which diene would be more reactive in a Diels-Alder reaction and why?

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Best Leaving Group in Substitution

Which is the best leaving group in a substitution reaction of an alkyl halide from the following choices?

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Stereoisomers of Quinine

Quinine is well-known antimalarial drug from the bark of the cinchona tree. In principle, how many stereoisomers of quinine are possible?

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Heating of Beta-Keto Carboxylic Acids

The addition of heat and acid to 2-oxocyclopentanecarboxylic acid produces:

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Methods of Extraction

Methods of extraction are important for use in industry and research. One of the typical steps in an extraction is the use of either acid or base to treat an unknown mixture. This step is applied in order to:

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