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