Yes, I have an idea for #2, possibly a pinacol rearrangement? and as for only one of the alcohols being converted into a tosylate, this could be sterics?
Sounds good to me.
The one where the lab experiment would not work, the only thing I can come up with is the absence of heat being applied.. the way it is set up now does not allow for enough energy for the reaction to move forward..
That could certainly be a factor, good thinking. Also consider Babcock_Hall's hint.
A few other classmates and I are all working on these together as we speak since they are due tomorrow by noon..
...But, be assured that I am indeed working on these at this very moment.. although my answers may be wrong.
That's all very well, but unless you show your working it looks like you just expect someone to dump the answers in your lap. It doesn't matter if your ideas are wrong, if we can see how you are approaching the problem, we can steer you in the right direction.
To be blunt, the deadline is your problem, not ours.
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