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why nacl is used in 1-butanol to 1-bromobutane reaction
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:30:50 PM »
why is a nacl wash used in this experiment?

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Re: why nacl is used in 1-butanol to 1-bromobutane reaction
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 02:42:18 AM »
The weak base Cl- ensures that the product is not reduced, and since Cl- is a poor nucleophile compared to Br-, we don't have to worry about the product undergoing an unwanted side reaction.

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