By Fredric M. Menger, Leon Mandell

Most average texts in easy natural chemistry require the scholar to memorize dozens of natural reactions. this is often definitely essential to grasp the self-discipline. regrettably, so much texts don't emphasize why those reactions ensue and, simply as vital, why different reactions that will look a possibility to the coed don't ensue. with no this realizing, scholars are inclined to fail to remember what they've got memorized quickly after the direction is over. it's the objective of this ebook to familiarize the scholar with the rules governing natural reactivity and to supply a "feel" for natural chemistry that's most unlikely to safe via reminiscence by myself. Digesting the guidelines during this e-book will, we are hoping, not just clarify the typical natural reactions but additionally permit the scholar to foretell the prod­ ucts and by-products of reactions he hasn't ever visible earlier than. certainly, the artistic scholar may perhaps even develop into able to designing new reactions as can be required in a fancy natural synthesis. In bankruptcy 1, we conceal the elemental rules together with bonding, nuclear cost, resonance results, oxidation-reduction, and so on. it's a short dialogue, however it still presents the root for knowing response mechanisms th~t may be handled in a while. We hugely suggest that this fabric be reviewed and that the v VI PREFACE difficulties be labored on the finish of the bankruptcy. solutions are given to all difficulties. In bankruptcy 2, response mechanisms are awarded in an increas­ ing order of difficulty.

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FNH2 "-~/ I NH2 10. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. neither oxidizing agent oxidizing agent reducing agent neither neither neither reducing agent 11. a. b. c. d. e. second second fIrst first second 12. a. b. c. d. fIrst fIrst second second Note: The amide in problem (a) protonates (in concentrated H 2 S0 4 ) on the oxygen to give a resonance-stabilized cation. CHAPTER 1 ANSWERS 13. 00- 00 00 00° ~ ~~I ° ° ~ 14. No. There is no way of "pushing" the negative charge on the phenolate oxygen onto the oxygen of the ketones.

LQH 1 R (im possible) + B-CH 2 + -OH I R (im possible) The purpose of the H 2 S04 in the above elimination is to convert the alcohol into a species with a much better leaving group (water): Placing a positive charge on the oxygen enhances the polarization of the electrons in the c-o bond and permits the elimination of water: CHAPTER 2 SOLVED PROBLEMS Two points are worthy of note here. First, although an acid is necessary for the reaction, a proton is neither consumed nor generated; the acid simply serves as a catalyst.

F. g. h. 1 0 1 2 i. 1 j. 0 k. 1 l. 0 positive negative positive neutral oxygen, negative; sulfur, positive; positive neutral negative neutral ~ 39 40 CHAPTER 1 ANSWERS 3. a. trivalent, none b. c. d. e. trivalent, none monovalent, three divalent, two trivalent, one 4. a. The ortho compound is more acidic because the bromine, which inductively withdraws electrons away from carboxyl proton, is closer to the carboxyl than in the para isomer. The inductive effect decreases with increasing distance. b.

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