I just have a question about making ethers. (This is from our study session for Org. Chem 2)
The question is:
Which pair of reagents would produce the highest yield of (R)-2-ethoxybutane?
a) sodium (S)-2-butoxide + iodoethane
b) sodium (R)-2-butoxide + iodoethane
c) sodium ethoxide + (S)-2-iodobutane
d) sodium ethoxide + (R)-2-iodobutane
e) both B and C