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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