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Offline Kin17

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To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« on: June 25, 2021, 04:45:32 AM »



Is this answer correct?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 05:21:44 AM »
Do you consider sodium amide as a good nucleophile? Is chloride a good leaving group?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2021, 05:24:31 AM »
Do you consider sodium amide as a good nucleophile? Is chloride a good leaving group?
I really don’t know, but wouldn't sodium amide work here?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 07:39:22 AM »
Can you name any good nucleophile?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_amide

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2021, 08:32:05 AM »
Elimination can compete with substitution, and this is an issue for secondary and tertiary alkyl halides.
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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 08:52:05 AM »
Yes, but Kin could come to this conlusion with a little help maybe?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2021, 09:59:33 AM »
Yes, but Kin could come to this conlusion with a little help maybe?
Thank you !

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2021, 10:00:02 AM »
Elimination can compete with substitution, and this is an issue for secondary and tertiary alkyl halides.
Ohh I see

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2021, 11:21:15 AM »
Sorry, I mean ethylsodium, not sodium amide!

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2021, 11:25:07 AM »
I get the impression that you need to read a lot more chemistry before you can solve this kind of problem Kin17 I say this with full respect. One more question, is it possible to make ethylsodium from sodium amide and ethylene?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2021, 11:48:31 AM »
Rolnor,

Do you mean ethane or ethylene?

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Re: To covert 2-Chlorobutane to 3,4-Dimethylhexane
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2021, 12:47:43 PM »
Sorry again! I mean ethane. I am celebrating Midsummer here in Sweden, so its a little tipsy from schnaps.

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