Chem 124 Exam #3 Reaction Rules (Ethers)
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What does NaH do?
NaH will deprotonate an Oxygen (i.e. NaH will deprotonate an Alcohol/OH group)
What does Hg(OAc)2 do?
Hg(OAc)2 simply adds an ROH group (ex: CH3CH2OH) onto the most substituted Carbon of an Alkene
What does NaBH4 do to an Alcohol?
NaBH4 deprotonates an Alcohol!
When can you add an Alkyl Halide in Williamson Ether Synthesis (i.e. turning an ROH into an Ether/ROR)
In order to add an Alkyl Halide on, the Halide has to be 1o!
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