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    The molecular formula of Q is C4H7NO. Draw the structure of the isomer of Q
    which shows geometrical isomerism and is formed by the reaction of ammonia with
    an acyl chloride.

    Hi, can someone help me on this question please? I know the mechanism for ammonia and acyl chloride but i'm confused on whether acyl chloride will have one carbon or 4 carbon to get the same molecular formula?

    There was a diagram on this question, i wasnt able to add a picture but it's on the physics and maths tutor, aqa,nomenclature& isomerism and carbony group questions by topic bit. It's question 1,part b.
    Thankyou
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    Acyl chloride will have a C=C double bond between the second and third carbon atoms, then just use this acyl chloride in the ammonia mechanism and you should be fine
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    And yeah the acyl chloride has 4 carbon atoms
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    (Original post by Daniel100499)
    Acyl chloride will have a C=C double bond between the second and third carbon atoms, then just use this acyl chloride in the ammonia mechanism and you should be fine
    i dont undertsand why acyl chlroide will have a double bond between 2nd and 3rd carbon?
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    (Original post by elvss567)
    i dont undertsand why acyl chlroide will have a double bond between 2nd and 3rd carbon?
    It shows geometrical isomerism, therefore it needs a double bond in there somewhere, if it was on the first carbon it wouldn’t show E/Z isomerism, and if it was on the fourth carbon, that carbon would have too many bonds, therefore it’s on the 2nd and 3rd carbon
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    (Original post by Daniel100499)
    It shows geometrical isomerism, therefore it needs a double bond in there somewhere, if it was on the first carbon it wouldn’t show E/Z isomerism, and if it was on the fourth carbon, that carbon would have too many bonds, therefore it’s on the 2nd and 3rd carbon
    ohhh thankyou!
 
 
 

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