Organic Chemistry / Lewis Acid-Base Reactions
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Solution: Consider the molecule 4-amino-3-hydroxy-2-butanone (shown be...

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Consider the molecule 4-amino-3-hydroxy-2-butanone (shown below). When treated with a Lewis acid there arethree possible products one can obtain. Using H+ as your Lewis acid, draw ALL THREE. Only one of these three will be the major adduct formed. Using principles discussed in class predict which one is the major species formed. Label it as such and provide a brief reason WHY this is the case