# What is the result of this elimination reaction?

$$\ce{(R)-2-Bromooctane + alcoholic~KOH -> E2~reaction}$$

My answer is that this reaction will have a minor and a major product. In relation to the regiochemistry, the major product is the one which follows the Zaitsev rule, but this major product will still have two forms the trans- and the cis-, of course the major is the trans-. so there will be 3 different products.

Was I correct?

• The cis product would be formed through a higher energy transition state(gauche confirmation) and will hence be a minor product – xasthor Aug 6 '17 at 5:48