Problem:  Amines are converted into alkenes by a two-step process called the Hofmann elimination, SN2 reaction of the amine with an excess of CH3I in the first step yield an intermediate that undergoes E2 reaction when traction when treated with silver oxide as a base. Pentylamine, for example, yields 1-pentene. Propose structures for the intermediate and the alkene produced in steps 1 & 2 when the following compound undergoes Hofmann elimination: You do not have to consider stereochemistry. 

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 Amines are converted into alkenes by a two-step process called the Hofmann elimination, SN2 reaction of the amine with an excess of CH3I in the first step yield an intermediate that undergoes E2 reaction when traction when treated with silver oxide as a base. Pentylamine, for example, yields 1-pentene. 

Propose structures for the intermediate and the alkene produced in steps 1 & 2 when the following compound undergoes Hofmann elimination: You do not have to consider stereochemistry. 


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