I have a question about 1-bromoethanol and whether it will undergo the iodoform reaction. I have two possible reaction pathways. (1) Oxidation to the acyl bromide, followed by hydrolysis and deprotonation to form an acetate anion. Or (2) Nucleophilic substitution of the bromide, forming a geminal diol, forming acetaldehyde upon losing water which then undergoes the iodoform reaction.
I'm more inclined for (1). Any thoughts? Thanks!