Join TSR now and get all your revision questions answeredSign up now
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hi I am stuck on a question
    The first part says draw the graphical formula of two alekenes formed when pentan-2-ol is heated with conc. sulphuric acid.
    I have drawn Pent-1-ene and Pent-2-ene
    Is this correct?

    The next one is state the type of reaction taking place in a ii.
    I put Elimination.

    And the one I am stuck on is:
    Explain why the type of reaction taking place in a ii does not occur when 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol is heated with conc. sulphuric acid... HELP!:confused:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'd say because it was a primary alcohol, along with the fact that you have the two methyl groups, the double bond required to create an alkene would be unable to form.
 
 
 
Poll
If you won £30,000, which of these would you spend it on?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.