Problem: Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.

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Mechanism for Alkyl halide + strong base → depends on:

  • Type of leaving group
    • 0°,1° → SN2
    • 2°→Elimination (E2) and Substitution (SN2)
    • E2
      • favors Zaitsev (more substituted) as major product
  • examples of strong bases:
    • OR- (OEt, OMe)
    • OH- 



a) leaving group: 3° RX strong base: OEt-  E2 (Zaitsev)

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Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:

If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.



Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:

If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.



Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:

If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.



Identify the major and minor product(s) of the following reaction:

If there is more than one minor product, be sure to draw all of them.



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