Problem: Answer each of the following questions dealing with the given alkyl halidesa) Which compound cannot undergo an E1 reaction? b) Which compound will undergo an E1 reaction to form a tetrasubstituted alkene, but undergoes an E2 reaction to form a trisubstituted alkene?   c) Which compounds cannot undergo an SN2 substitution?  d) Which compound will form a nitrile, R–CN, with S configuration on treatment with KI followed by NaCN (both in polar aprotic solvent)?  e) Which compound will form a nitrile with S configuration on treatment with NaCN in polar aprotic solvent?   

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Answer each of the following questions dealing with the given alkyl halides

a) Which compound cannot undergo an E1 reaction?

b) Which compound will undergo an E1 reaction to form a tetrasubstituted alkene, but undergoes an E2 reaction to form a trisubstituted alkene?

c) Which compounds cannot undergo an SN2 substitution?

d) Which compound will form a nitrile, R–CN, with S configuration on treatment with KI followed by NaCN (both in polar aprotic solvent)?

e) Which compound will form a nitrile with S configuration on treatment with NaCN in polar aprotic solvent? 

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