Chapter 14 Review
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What is the general rule about dissolving things?
Rank by dexrease in polarity ethanol, dichloromethane, water, and ethyl ether
like dissolves like
water > ethanol > ethyl ether > dichloromethane
When doing organic syntheses, where do you always put the leaving group?
on the less hindered reagent
When doing the Williamson synthesis and the alcohol is a phenol, what do you use to form the alkoxide?
When doing an alkoxymercuration-demercuration, what conditions do you use?
Why is bimolecular condensation a poor method for making unsymmetrical ethers?
it forms too many products that are too difficult to separate
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