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For reactions involving the formation of a C-X bond.

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Can sulfuric acid attack a hydrocarbon/paraffin? Under what conditions? [closed]

Sulfuric acid can attack benzene and other hydrocarbons (when mixed with hydrogen peroxide). Also, chlorine gas and bromine can replace hydrogen(s) in hydrocarbons like methane, ethane, propane,butane ...
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Bromination of an alkene in presence of water

Bromination of an alkene in presence of water results in its mechanism in a cyclic bromonium ion and "afterwards $\ce{H2O}$ binds to the carbon atom surrounded by more electron donating groups." This ...
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What is the rate-determining step in free radical halogenation?

Recently, we were learning about free radical halogenation in school. A set of notes given to us wrote that the rate-determining step is the propagation step. This seems to go against my understanding ...
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Bromination with NBS on cyclic structures

I found this question and the answer as shown in my book. I didn't understand why the bromine particularly entered the position shown in the answer. First of all, if a free radical was generated ...
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Will a Lewis acid catalyze the reaction of HBr with primary alcohols?

It is well-established that a Lewis acid catalyst (popularly $\ce{ZnCl2})$ is necessary to form an alkyl chloride when reacting $\ce{HCl}$ with a primary alcohol. This actually changes the mechanism: ...
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Mechanism of 5‐(iodomethyl)oxolan‐2‐one synthesis from 4‐pentenoic acid and iodine in acetonitrile [closed]

There is a question in my organic chemistry textbook with an answer. What it doesn't explain (and neither does my theory textbook, I checked) is the mechanism involved in the reaction. The reaction is ...
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How many products does this reaction yield?

How many products can we get from the monochlorination of 2,4-dimethylpentane including stereoisomerism? I have seen someone say that it yields 3 structural isomers one of which has two enantiomers ...
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Di-alpha-halogenation of ketones in acidic medium

I was studying alpha-halogenation of ketones from LibreTexts Chemistry, Under acidic conditions the reaction occurs through the formation of an enol which then reacts with the halogen${^1}$. 1) ...
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Does acetophenone show haloform reaction?

Although acetophenone is a methyl ketone, as it is aromatic, it is immiscible in H2O so the last step in the haloform reaction should not occur? I couldn't find any source regarding the haloform ...
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Pyridinium Tribromide and Acetic acid

When brominating trans-stilbene with pyridinium tribromide, acetic acid is required. What purpose does acetic acid serve in the reaction? Shouldn't the tribromide be sufficient?
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What happens when HCl is added to acetylene in presence of mercuric ions?

Normal addition of Hydrochloric Acid to acetylene would give me a 1,1 Dichloro product. But I read that in presence of mercuric ions only one molecule of HCl is added to give Vinyl Chloride. Why does ...
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Reaction between phenylamine and halogens

I understand that phenylamine is considerably more reactive than benzene, meaning that it is able to react with bromine water to give 2,3,6-tribromophenylamine. But I was then wondering why I haven't ...
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Finding major product when bromonium compound is acted upon by a nucleophile

The original question is:- The major product obtained in the following conversion is:- (Note that Me here means methyl group) The initial step would be the formation of a bromonium ...
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Mechanism with hypohalite in haloform reaction

The haloform reaction is usually done in a solution of NaOH and $\ce{I2}$ (or indeed, any halogen). Now the first part of the reaction mechanism in the wikipedia page and in the most organic books ...
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Which will be the major monochlorination product? [closed]

Which of these compounds represents the major monochlorination isomer formed in the following reaction? According to selectivity theory, the answer should be (c). However, the given answer is (...
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Does the Lewis acid have to match the halogen in electrophilic halogenation of benzene

$\ce{FeBr3}$ catalyzes bromination and $\ce{AlCl3}$ chlorination. I'd like to know whether bromination and chlorination can be done in sequence without changing the catalyst? So - will using the $\ce{...
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Products of radical bromination and mechanism

My organic chemistry final is next Tuesday, and I have worked through the practice final. The last question is the following: Give and name all the compounds resulting from the radical monobromination ...
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Why is free radical chlorination exothermic whereas bromination is endothermic?

In the energy profile diagrams below, it can be clearly seen that the free radical chlorination of an alkane $$\ce{RH + Cl2 -> RCl + HCl}$$ is exothermic. However, the corresponding bromination $...