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Photon336

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A chemist is investigating the following type of reaction using primary and secondary alcohols. After mixing the reactants the mixture is refluxed. ROH + SOCl2 ---> What type of compound is most likely the product. Choices attached.

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  1. Rushwr
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    hey there I can't see the attachment

  2. Photon336
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    This is the second time this has happened!! Haha

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  3. Rushwr
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    C

  4. Rushwr
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    it is C . it also forms HCl and SO2 in addition to that.

  5. Photon336
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    =D @Rushwr

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  6. Rushwr
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    yeah thts the mechanism. :) @Photon336

  7. Photon336
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    One of the chlorine atoms, once displaced from the sulphur atom, comes in as a nucleophile and attacks the carbon causing SO2 to be released, then a chlorine picks off a proton

  8. Rushwr
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    yeah I agree! @Photon336

  9. Photon336
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    I never saw this mechanism being used with alcohols, usually saw it with carboxylic acids, when you convert those into an acyl chloride

  10. Rushwr
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    hahaha now you know nah! @Photon336

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