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Offline Foobarz

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Dehydration of 3-hexanol
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:26:55 PM »
How come when 3-hexanol is dehydrated only 2-hexene and 3-hexene are formed, but not 1-hexene? Is this something to do with Markovnikov's rule?

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Re: Dehydration of 3-hexanol
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 07:55:49 PM »
How would you get hex-1-ene, I don't see how this would work, the H atom is too far away

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Re: Dehydration of 3-hexanol
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 01:09:25 PM »
Ok I get it now, since the OH is on the third carbon, the only double bonds that can form are between 2nd and 3rd carbon (2-hexene) and between 3rd and 4th carbon (3-hexene). Thank you UG!

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Re: Dehydration of 3-hexanol
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 02:10:49 PM »
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