Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Question

2-chloro-2-methylpentane on reaction with sodium methoxide in methanol yields:

  • Both a and c

  • Only c

  • Both a and b

  • All of these

Answer

D.

All of these

Strong nucleophile left parenthesis straight O with minus on top Me right parenthesis polar solvent (MeOH) gives elimination products Products over substitution products but all products are possible in different yields.

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