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Complete the following reaction and show a complete reaction mechanism for the transformation...

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Complete the following reaction and show a complete reaction mechanism for the transformation listed below.

Hydroxyl as a leaving group:.

In substitution reactions, the leaving group is replaced by a nucleophile. A hydroxyl group is a strong base and is a poor leaving group. The hydroxyl group is protonated to turn it into water which is a good leaving group.

Answer and Explanation:

Step 1: Protonation of the hydroxyl group

Step 2: Loss of water as a leaving group.

Step 3: Nucleophilic attack to give the alkyl chloride.

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