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Chemistry Problems

9.24 When you are in a supermarket, which do you usually request, plastic or paper grocery bags? List the advantaged and disadvantages of plastic versus paper bags, and decide which is preferable. Then prepare a latter to the editor of a newspaper clearly stating your position and explaining your reasons for it. 9.27 A

Photochemical chlorination

Assume that all the methylene groups in the alkane are equally reactive as sites of free-radical chlorination. a) Photochemical chlorination of heptane gave a mixture of monochlorides containing 15% 1-chloroheptane. What other monochlorides are present? Estimate the percentage of each of these additioanl C7H15Cl isomers in

Organic chemistry/Actual reaction

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- 1) Ethanal is the common name for acetaldehyde. And it has the formula C(-CH3, =O, -H) (I will show carbon compounds this way, first the carbon and then its constituents, "-" is for single bond and "=" for double bond) and benzaldehyde has the formula C(-Ar=O

Provide a synthesis

Provide a resonable synthesis for compound P starting from O. You may utilize any organic reagents that contain three or less carbons, as well as any inorganic reagents.

The Limiting Reagent and Percent Yield

I need helping with how to determine a limiting reagent and percent yield. For the following question, I started out with 0.60 grams of trans-cinnamic acid and added 3.5 mL of dichloromethane and 2.0 mL of 10% bromine in dichloromethane solution. I re-fluxed the reaction, and, during re-fluxing, added a couple more drops of the

Reaction of an Alcohol to Produce an Alkyl Halide

N-butanol reacts with NaBr and H2SO4 to produce n-butyl bromide, via refluxation reaction in a lab experiment. a) Why is an excess of sulphuric acid used? b) Why is concentrated sulphuric acid is more effective than water in removing trace amounts of alcohol to form an alkyl halide? c) What two other organic products ma


Using extraction techniques how would you separate a mixture of aniline and toluene using dichloromethane as the extraction solvent? Give a step by step procedure that you would use.

Reaction Mechanisms and Products

1) Write equations to show how the following equations could be accomplished: A) cyclohexene to Cyclohexane B) 2-Methylbutene to 3,3,4,4-tetramethylhexane 2) Given: CH2CH3 + CL2 -----> product A) The structure for the major product from the reactions is: B) Write equations to clearly show the expected mechanism for t


Provide the Mechanism when 50% Methanol/Water solution is used in simple distillation to extract the Methanol. Please outline the process in the appropriate structure form. Thank you for your time.

Alkane reaction problems

1) When chlorinated, an alkane, C6H14, gives only two products with the formula C6H13Cl. What is the structure of the alkane? 2) The reaction of lithium di-sec-butylcuprate with isopenyl bromide yields?

Synthetic sequences

Question: Give reagents that would result in the organic transformations illustrated. In each case name the functional group. Answer: Provides the expected reagents for each transformation. Please see the attached "Word" file for synthetic sequences. (Brainmass Problem 8)

What reagent can be used to add a substituent to a nitrobenzene ring?

I have a nitrobenzene ring which I need to add two substituents...COOCH3 in the meta (#4) position and Iodine in the "other" meta position (#6) (the second Carbon after the ester). The nitro group needs to be taken off as well. I can't seem to find any reference materials on what reagrents can be used. Can you please advise?

Synthesize Using Benzene

How can I synthesize 3-fluoroanisole using benzene and any other compounds containing 4 carbons or less (and any inorganic reagents you wish)?