Problem: The reaction between propionyl chloride and acetate ion is outlined below. a) Complete the mechanism of the forward reaction by placing curved arrows to show the electron movements in the reactants and intermediate product. b) Draw the structures of the final product and leaving group, including any charges. (Electrons may be omitted.)

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The possible reaction is a Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution.

RULE 1: General Reactions

RULE 2: More reactive acyl compounds can be easily converted into less reactive ones.

 



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The reaction between propionyl chloride and acetate ion is outlined below. a) Complete the mechanism of the forward reaction by placing curved arrows to show the electron movements in the reactants and intermediate product. b) Draw the structures of the final product and leaving group, including any charges. (Electrons may be omitted.)

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