Draw the enantiomer of cis-1-chloro-3-methylcyclopentane which is R at C-1.
1) What is the configuration of this molecule at C-3 (R and S)?
2) When cis-1-chloro-3-methylcyclopentane and trans-1-chloro-3-methylcyclopentane are treated with sodium iodide in aqueous acetone, their rates of substitution are strikingly different. Explain clearly why this is so.
Solution shows how to draw molecule at C-3 as well as explaining why this and another molecule differ in substitution rates after a treatment with sodium iodide and aqueous acetone.