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Compounds rotating polarized light, product reactions, and carbocation intermediates

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8. Which of the following compounds would rotate a plane of polarized light? (See attachment)

9. What is the major product for the reaction shown? (See attachment)

10. Which reaction is most likely to occur by way of carbocation intermediate? (See attachment)

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Three multiple choice questions demonstrate how compounds rotate planes of polarized light. Also discussed are major products for reactions and reactions most likely to occur through carbocation intermediate.

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8. B and C would rotate a plane of polarized light.

B has a chiral centre to which four different substituents are attached: -H, -CH3, -OH and -CH2CH3.
C has two chiral centres to which four different substituents are attached: -CH3, -H, -OH ...

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