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Reactions of alcohols and bases
« on: February 24, 2006, 08:03:41 PM »
My question.  Does the reaction occure between cyclohexanol and NaOH that yields Cyclohexane-O-Na  + H20.  Explain.  I believe the question wants me to think about the acidity of the alcohol and how the reaction might occur.  I am lost.  can someone help?
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Re:Reactions of alcohols and bases
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 10:44:04 AM »
Consider this: is the cyclohexoxy ion a stronger base than the hydroxy ion?

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