Chapter 14 Review

  1. 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
  2. When doing organic syntheses, where do you always put the leaving group?
    on the less hindered reagent
  3. When doing the Williamson synthesis and the alcohol is a phenol, what do you use to form the alkoxide?
    NaOH
  4. When doing an alkoxymercuration-demercuration, what conditions do you use?
    Hg(OAc)2/CH3OH 

    then: NaBH4
  5. 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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