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Problem: Which pair of reagents would produce the highest yield of (R)-2-ethoxybutane?A) sodium ethoxide + (S)-2-iodobutaneB) sodium (S)-2-butoxide + iodoethaneC) sodium ethoxide + (R)-2-iodobutaneD) sodium (R)-2-butoxide + iodoethaneE) Both B and C would work equally well.

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Which pair of reagents would produce the highest yield of (R)-2-ethoxybutane?

A) sodium ethoxide + (S)-2-iodobutane

B) sodium (S)-2-butoxide + iodoethane

C) sodium ethoxide + (R)-2-iodobutane

D) sodium (R)-2-butoxide + iodoethane

E) Both B and C would work equally well.

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