a) Show mechanism and final product for the following:
b) Show how you would synthesize the following reagent:
Alcohol to alkyl halide:
Different reagents can be used to convert alcohols into alkyl halides. The reaction between an alcohol and thionyl chloride or phosphorus trichloride produces an alkyl chloride. The reaction between an alcohol and phosphorus tribromide produces an alkyl bromide
Answer and Explanation:
a) The reaction mechanism is given below:
This is formation of alkyl bromide by reaction between alcohol and phosphorus tribromide.
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study GuideChapter 10 / Lesson 1