I have a question that I have no idea how to approach, its for a formative online quiz, and I have already used my first of 3 attempts, which is was certain was the correct answer, so now I'm stumped.
The question asks you to draw the major organic product of a reaction involving
a) acetyl chloride (which is just 1-chloroethane right?)
b) CH3(CH2)2CH2OH (which is just butanol right?)
c) Pyridine (which as i understand is a hexane right with a N in place of a single carbon)
I have no idea what the reaction could be, my first guess was that the Oxygen would 'attack' the carbon containing the chlorine and form an ester, with HCl as the leaving group. But that was wrong. (making the product 1-ethoxybutane)
I've read in my textbook that Pyridine can act as a base or a nucleophile, so which part does it play in this reaction??
Any help would be greatly appreciated!