Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Dehydrohalogenation Practice Problems Solution: On being heated with a solution of sodium ethoxide...

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Solution: On being heated with a solution of sodium ethoxide in ethanol, compound A (C7H15Br) yielded a mixture of two alkenes B and C, each having the molecular formula C7 H14 . Catalytic hydrogenation of the major isomer B or the minor isomer C gave only 3-ethylpentane. Suggest structures for compounds A, B, and C consistent with these observations.      

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On being heated with a solution of sodium ethoxide in ethanol, compound A (C7H15Br) yielded a mixture of two alkenes B and C, each having the molecular formula C7 H14 . Catalytic hydrogenation of the major isomer B or the minor isomer C gave only 3-ethylpentane. Suggest structures for compounds A, B, and C consistent with these observations.