Tag : Dehydration of Alcohols

Dehydration of Alcohols

Acid protonates Converts strong base into weak base (bad to good leaving group) Water departs forming C+ (rate determining) Major product is the most substituted (stable) alkene Tertiary is the easiest to dehydrate because of their C+ The cation is a secondary cation. It can rearrange to a tertiary (our best friend) to retain a stable charge Thus rearranging to a more stable product. The product above forms abour 2.99% of the time. The E2 and SN2 dehydration of primary […]