Problem: Identify the major product(s) in the reaction of (R)-2-bromopentane with sodium cyanide in DMSO? a) (R)-2-cyanopentane b) (S)-2-cyanopentane c) racemic mixture of 2-cyanopentane d) trans-2-pentene

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Identify the major product(s) in the reaction of (R)-2-bromopentane with sodium cyanide in DMSO?

a) (R)-2-cyanopentane

b) (S)-2-cyanopentane

c) racemic mixture of 2-cyanopentane

d) trans-2-pentene

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