Making Ethers - Acid-Catalyzed Alkoxylation Video Lessons

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Concept: The Mechanism of Alkoxylation. 

Problem: Treatment of alcohol A with HCl (catalyst) in CH3OH as the solvent produces 3 different polyenes B, C, and D that have the same molecular formula (MF= C9H16O) and contain only trans alkenes. Predict the structures of B, C and D.b.  Which one of the alkenes B, C, D will be favored under thermodynamic or kinetic control? Explain your answer in 1-2- sentences.

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Treatment of alcohol A with HCl (catalyst) in CH3OH as the solvent produces 3 different polyenes B, C, and D that have the same molecular formula (MF= C9H16O) and contain only trans alkenes. Predict the structures of B, C and D.

b.  Which one of the alkenes B, C, D will be favored under thermodynamic or kinetic control? Explain your answer in 1-2- sentences.

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