Could someone please help me with these problems? I could only take a picture of the problems and do not have this option when trying to post to the help board.

asked by @seths12 • about 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

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Figured this out! Intramolecular reactions are always much faster than intermolecular reactions. The OH acts as a nucleophile and attacks the double bond. Counting the distance between the OH and the end of the double bond will yield 6 membered ring. Also the 6 membered ring is the most stable as it can form the chair conformation.

answered by @seths12 • about 1 year ago

Hi there! This reaction will result to the bonding of the -OH group to the most substituted C in the original C=C. So we will end up with a six membered ring (along with O). So we will choose between C or D. If we will count the C in the starting material, we have 9 Cs so the product should also contain 9 carbons as well so the correct answer is IV. Hope that clears things up!

answered by @reyn • about 1 year ago