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2-butanol HCl reaction
« on: September 21, 2004, 05:40:30 PM »
does 2-butanol react with HCl without the aid of a catalyst?

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Re:2-butanol HCl reaction
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2004, 05:55:04 PM »
Although I'm not completely sure, HCl is the catalyst.

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Re:2-butanol HCl reaction
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2004, 08:42:40 PM »
Depends what reaction you are trying to get to occur.  If you're just exchanging the OH for a Cl, then there must be a stoichiometric amount of HCl present, so it's not really a catalyst.  An elimination reaction, however, could proceed with a catalytic amount of HCl to give (mostly) 2-butene and water and regenerate HCl.  In a two step process, you could exchange the OH for Cl and then eliminate to 2-butene + H2O + HCl.  That could potentially be catalytic in HCl.

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Re:2-butanol HCl reaction
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2004, 01:44:19 AM »
2-Butanol can react with boiling concentrated HCl and exchanging OH group with Cl can occur
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