Problem: Several reagents and several organic structures are shown below. Construct a multistep synthetic route from the reactant 2-methyl-1-butene to the product 3-bromo-2-methyl-2-butanol by dragging the appropriate pieces into the bins. Note that each bin will hold only one item, and not every given reagent or structure will be used.

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For this problem, we have to construct a multistep synthetic route from 2-methyl-1-butene to 3-bromo-2-methyl-2-butanol using the given reagents

  • We will be starting by drawing the reactant and the desired product

Reactant: 2-methyl-1-butene

Parent chain: but- → butane → 4Cs

Modifier: 1-ene → alkene between C1 and C2

Substituents: 2-methyl → -CH3 at C2

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Several reagents and several organic structures are shown below. Construct a multistep synthetic route from the reactant 2-methyl-1-butene to the product 3-bromo-2-methyl-2-butanol by dragging the appropriate pieces into the bins. Note that each bin will hold only one item, and not every given reagent or structure will be used.

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