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Offline mana

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dehydration of an alcohol
« on: May 09, 2017, 01:38:19 PM »
hi all
I have an alcohol which is dehydrated with H2SO4 and H2O with heat, I'm not sure which alcohol can produce the ethylene compound,
I think the second can produce tertiary carbocation and the elimination must occure in the ring but the second can produce ethylene am I right?

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Re: dehydration of an alcohol
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 03:18:56 AM »
You should draw out the mechanism and products you expect from each elimination reaction.

As a side note, 'ethylene compound' is a misleading term, I think 'mono-substituted alkene' would be more clear.

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