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Offline Pirlo61

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reaction of alkyl halides
« on: January 30, 2024, 04:43:12 PM »
What reaction does a secondary alkyl halide placed in water with sodium ethoxide give?

I thought it was e2, but I was told it's e1; but I'm not convinced. Do you have any ideas? Thanks

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Re: reaction of alkyl halides
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2024, 07:23:27 PM »
As you describe it, the base will be a mixture of ethoxide and hydroxide, which is odd.  Why do you think it will be E2 and not E1?

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Re: reaction of alkyl halides
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 10:21:41 AM »
I agree that it looks more like E2, but I would like to hear your reasons.

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