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2 Inorganic reactions I cannot work out
« on: August 17, 2020, 10:19:02 AM »
Hi! I’m doing some extra chemistry work to not get rusty over summer but can’t work out this question.

What are the products of the following reactions and why exactly?

1) AlH(Pr^i)2 + NEt2H

2) Me2SiCl2 + MeLi

For number 1, I was trying to treat it as Aluminium Hydride + Ammonia thinking/hoping the other groups would be cosmetic but I keep getting stuck. Even if the N lone pair attacks the Al, they both become a cation/anion respectively which I’ve always thought wasn’t the best.

My thinking for 2) is that the Silicon is the centre atom of a square planar molecule and would trade off a chlorine for a methyl becoming Me3SiCl but again, I’m not confident with that

Thanks for any help
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Re: 2 Inorganic reactions I cannot work out
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 10:23:39 AM »
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