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Chapter 18: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds

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Organic Chemistry
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12 Questions for Chapter 18: Reactions of Aromatic Compounds

  1. Question: What is the major product of electrophilic addition of HBr to the following alkene? Explain your choice.

    Found on Page 723
  2. Question: Explain the following observation. Ethyl 3-phenylpropanoate reacts with electrophiles to afford ortho- and para-disubstituted arenes, but ethyl 3-phenylprop-2-enoate reacts with electrophiles to afford meta-disubstituted arenes.

    Found on Page 723
  3. Question: Rank the aryl halides in each group in order of increasing reactivity in nucleophilic aromatic substitution by an addition–elimination mechanism.

    Found on Page 724
  4. Question: Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction.

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  5. Question: Draw a stepwise, detailed mechanism for the following intramolecular reaction.

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  6. Question: Draw a stepwise, detailed mechanism for the following reaction.

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  7. Question: Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene with (R)-2-chlorobutane and AlCl3 affords sec-butylbenzene.

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  8. Question: Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction.

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  9. Question: Although two products (A and B) are possible when naphthalene undergoes electrophilic aromatic substitution, only A is formed. Draw resonance structures for the intermediate carbocation to explain why this is observed.

    Found on Page 724
  10. Question: Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction, which results in the synthesis of bisphenol F (R = H), an additive used in a variety of packaging materials. Bisphenol F is related to BPA (bisphenol A, R = ), a reagent used to harden some plastics, now removed from certain baby products because of its estrogen-like activity that can disrupt endocrine pathways.

    Found on Page 725

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