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Solution: Using the acetoacetic ester synthesis, to produce 5-methyl-2...

Question

Using the acetoacetic ester synthesis, to produce 5-methyl-2-heptanone, the alkyl halide that should be used is:

a 1-bromo-2-methylnonane

b 1-bromo-2-methyldecane

c 1-bromo-5-methylheptane

d 1-bromo-2-methylpentane

e 1-bromo-2-methylbutane