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Problem: Identify the major and minor products for the E2 reaction that occurs when each of the following substrates is treated with a strong base

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We’re being asked to draw the products for the E2 reaction when the substrate is treated with a strong base




Recall that the E2 reaction involves a backside β-elimination from the base:



Because of the concerted mechanism, E2 requires that the β-hydrogen and leaving group are antiperiplanar with each other.


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Identify the major and minor products for the E2 reaction that occurs when each of the following substrates is treated with a strong base


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