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Oxidation of toluene, ethylbenzene and styrene with potassium permanganate in acidic medium

After asking the question, I did some research about these reactions, and I think it would be valuable if I share it with the community. ethene becomes a diol in the presence of basic medium with ...
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What will be the product of 1 eqv Benzene reacts with 1eqv H2?

Hydrogenation of benzene requires high temperature and high pressure of hydrogen. An equimolar mix of benzene and hydrogen (the term "equivalent" is unfortunate here) with catalyst and ...
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What will be the product of 1 eqv Benzene reacts with 1eqv H2?

The answer makes sense (and doesn't break the law of chemical equivalence) when you consider the reactivity and stability of the intermediates in the reaction Hydrogenation of benzene proceeds in ...
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Para effects on substituents in aromatic compounds

I have "Solomons, Fryhle, Snyder Organic Chemistry" open in front of me, and it seems there are a few difference between the book's order and the order given by you. Acidic strength order ...
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Azulene Conjugation?

If you insist on neutral atoms then the internal linkage is not conjugated. BUT ... The notable thing about azulene is that the seven-and five-membered rings can be one aromatic when positively ...
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Retrosynthesis of (2E)-1-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-3-(thiophen-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-one

There are several approaches to this molecule, but I think the key disconnection is the E-double bond. This looks like it can be formed by a Horner-Emmons-Wadsworth reaction between the widely ...
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What does heating Pd do in this organic reaction?

After finding the intermediate products in the above process, the reactant in the final step comes out to be the following compound, Now, the catalyst used in the final step was $\ce{Pd}$. According ...
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