What is the product of the following reaction sequence? a. 2-Methyl-1-pentanol. b....

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What is the product of the following reaction sequence?

a. 2-Methyl-1-pentanol.

b. 2-Bromo-3-methylpentanoic acid.

c. 2-Methylpentanoic acid.

d. 4-hyroxyhexanamine.

Nitriles:

Nitriles can be prepared via reaction of alkyl halides such as alkyl bromides and sodium cyanide via a substitution reaction. Nitriles can be converted to carboxylic acids through acid catalyzed hydrolysis.

Answer and Explanation:

Choice c.

Step 1: Reduction of the ketone to the secondary alcohol.

Step 2: Formation of alkyl bromide

Step 3: Formation of nitrile via...

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