Answer to Question #205759 in Organic Chemistry for Jessica

Question #205759
  1. what are the possible products formed when 2-methylbutan-2-ol is heated with concentrated H2SO4. why two products are possible Explain.
  2. Explain the mechanism of reaction between hex-1-ene and bromine.
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Expert's answer
2021-06-11T22:47:48-0400

There will be two or three possible products for this type of reaction, but the major product is always the most stable under the given reaction conditions.


For the reaction given, the major product will be the most substituted alkene, (i.e the alkene that has the most carbons attached to it.


H (from sulphuric acid) + 2-methylbutan-2-ol --> 2-methylbut-2-ene + H2O


There are related reactions here, with mechanisms, depending on how much you need to know:


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