In E2 reaction, there is more than one product. According to Zaitsev’s rule – “The alkene formed in greatest amount is the one that corresponds to removal of the hydrogen from the β-carbon having the fewest hydrogen substituents.” (Wikipedia)
Now, my question is, how can the base effect the percentage of the minor and major products? Does a stronger base give us more major product and vice versa?
The particular question I’m trying to solve is: In the E2 reaction of 2-bromo-2,3-dimethyl butane, which base would give more of the minor product and which of the major product?