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    Reaction classification, naming product formation, reagent conversions, and rapid alcohol reactions

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    1. Classify the reaction shown below:
    CH3CH2CHOHCH3 -------------> CH3CH2COCH3
    a. oxidation
    b. reduction
    c. acid-base
    d. none of the above

    2. When (R)-2-butanol is treated with TsCl in pyridine, the product formed is...
    a. a single enantiomer
    b. a racemic mixture
    c. a mixture of diastereomers
    d. an achiral compound

    3. Which of the following reagents can be used to convert cyclopentanol to cyclopentane?
    a. 1) TsCl/pyridine 2) LiAlH4
    b. 1)NaBH4 2) H3O+
    c. 1)H2SO4/heat 2)H2/Pt
    d. A and C

    4. Which of the following alcohols will react most rapidly with the Lucas reagent (HCl, ZnCl2)?
    a. CH3CH2CH2CH2OH
    b. (CH3)3COH
    c. CH3CHOHCH2CH3
    d. (CH3)2CHCH2OH

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    1. This is an oxidation reaction because we're converting an alcohol into a ketone. Notice the loss of hydrogen, a classic identification for an oxidation reaction.

    2. Since the carbon-oxygen bond of the alcohol is not broken when tosyl chloride reacts with alcohols, ...

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