Can someone explain to me why the top reaction is E2 and not SN2?

asked by @arshbak2 • about 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry1,7 H-Shifts • 5 pts
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Hi there! If we will check the Big Daddy Flowchart so we would end up with an E2 Zaitsev reaction. Looking at the details of the reaction we have:

  1. Negative nucleophile
  2. Non bulky
  3. 2o leaving group
  4. Basic nucleophile

Check out BDF here: https://www.clutchprep.com/organic-chemistry/big-daddy-mechanism-flowchart/?c_id=1887

answered by @reyn • about 1 year ago