Problem: Be sure to answer all parts. Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction:A. HO-B. HBrC. HOBrD. Br-E. H2O

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For this problem, we have to draw a stepwise mechanism of the reaction:


  • In this case, we have an alcohol reacting with a strong acid HBr. This acid turns -OH to -OH2 which is a good leaving group
  • This reaction follows an SN1 mechanism since we have 2° alcohol. Mechanism will appear as:
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Be sure to answer all parts. Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction:

A. HO-

B. HBr

C. HOBr

D. Br-

E. H2O

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