Problem: Which one of the following statements is correct?a) The major organic product of Reaction 3 arises from nucleophilic attack at carbon Lb) The major organic product of Reaction 3 arises from nucleophilic attack at carbon Mc) None of the above

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  • Comparing carbonyl L and M, L appears to be in a cylic ring while M is in the straight chain alkane
  • Nucleophilic attacks are subject to factors like electrophilicity, steric hindrance, etc.
  • In this case, the chain where M is attached can freely rotate while bonds in the ring where L is attached is "locked" and cannot rotate freely
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Which one of the following statements is correct?

a) The major organic product of Reaction 3 arises from nucleophilic attack at carbon L

b) The major organic product of Reaction 3 arises from nucleophilic attack at carbon M

c) None of the above

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