First, complete and balance each of the equations below. Then, choosing among ethanol, hexane, and liquid ammonia, state which (there may be more than one) might be suitable solvents for each of these reactions. Disregard the practical limitations that come from consideration of “like dissolves like” and base your answers only on relative acidities.
Compound H is optically active and has the molecular formula C6H10. On catalytic hydrogenation H is converted to I (C6H12) and I is optically inactive. Propose structures for H and I.
Compound F has the molecular formula C5H8 and is optically active. On catalytic hydrogenation F yields G (C5H12) and G is optically inactive. Propose structures for F and G.
A compound D with the molecular formula C6H12 is optically inactive but can be resolved into enantiomers. On catalytic hydrogenation, D is converted to E (C6H14) and E is optically inactive. Propose structures for D and E.
Discuss the anticipated stereochemistry of each of the following compounds. (c) ClCH=C=C=CCl2