4. Why is the alkyl halide below not capable of undergoing anE2 reaction upon treatment with sodium ethoxide? (Hint: Draw andexamine the chair structure conformations) A) The substrate is toohindere

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@paolab10 • over 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry


B) The C-H and C-Br bondswhich need to break cannot achieve an anti-periplanarorientation.

C) Too much angle strainwould be present in the alkene product.

D) Sodium ethoxide is apoor base to use in E2 reactions.

E) Br- is too poor a leavinggroup.

  • Hey there! Can you post the structure pertained to in this problem? Leo commented over 1 year ago
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