Problem: Draw the structure of the product of the reaction between the compound shown below and BF3.CH3SCH3You do not have to consider stereochemistry.You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms. If the reaction involves proton transfer, draw the products in separate sketchers. If the reaction is a Lewis acid-base reaction, draw the product in one sketcher only.

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BF3 → B has a vacant p orbital → capable of accepting lone pairs → will act as a Lewis acid

CH3SCH → S has 2 lone pairs that can be donated → will act as a Lewis base

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Draw the structure of the product of the reaction between the compound shown below and BF3.

CH3SCH3

  • You do not have to consider stereochemistry.
  • You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms.
  •  If the reaction involves proton transfer, draw the products in separate sketchers.
  •  If the reaction is a Lewis acid-base reaction, draw the product in one sketcher only.

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