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Retrosynthesis of 5-nonanone from 1-butanol challenge!

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  1. Empty
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    Suggest a synthesis starting with the butanol and feel free to use whatever reagents you like. |dw:1444202110113:dw|

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    • one year ago
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    If you can answer this correctly in the next 10 minutes I will pay you 1000 dollars and call you king of organic chemistry.

  3. dan815
    • one year ago
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    challenge accepted

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    GL lolol

  5. dan815
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    |dw:1444202595738:dw|

  6. dan815
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    |dw:1444202701960:dw|

  7. dan815
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    bahahahahahaha 1000 bucks

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    Cool looking good, what's this:|dw:1444202794234:dw|

  9. dan815
    • one year ago
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    Pentanenitrile

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    Huh, what reagents are you using? :^)

  11. dan815
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    hahahaha dont ask me pls im crumbling

  12. dan815
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    I cheated for abb0ts title, anyone would have done the same thing in my shoe, many kings did not play fair

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    Hahaha what is this square thing xD |dw:1444202952873:dw|

  14. dan815
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    its supposed to be a triple bond lol

  15. dan815
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    at the time it looks liked a square to me

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    Ok last question, what's the solvent: |dw:1444203030801:dw|

  17. dan815
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    http://prntscr.com/8omyqk

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    Hurry answer, what solvent are you using during that step! Time is about to run out! xD

  19. dan815
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    why is this problem useful?

  20. dan815
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    to make alcohol?

  21. dan815
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    solvent eh

  22. Empty
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    It's just a random simple fun problem just like any integral.

  23. dan815
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    o really

  24. dan815
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    i didnt know chemistry is about these kinda puzzles

  25. dan815
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    so if i sit thru memorizing the basic groups and structures, then ill get to be able to make whatever i want?

  26. dan815
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    with logic

  27. Empty
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    Yeah!

  28. dan815
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    hmm

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    That's why organic chemistry is so much fun. It's all synthesis puzzles.

  30. dan815
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    if you had gas like octane fuel, can you turn that into drinkable alchohol

  31. dan815
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    given your chem knowledge rn

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    It might be possible but it would be a waste of time and energy haha.

  33. dan815
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    like octane, nonane same thing right

  34. dan815
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    hmm i just realized a chemist is like the purest form of an engineer

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    octane is actually a very specific thing when used by laypeople to talk about fuel, it's an 8 carbon alkane chain and I think it has some branching, I just looked it up, they use iso-octane as the rating for fuels, which has an IUPAC name of 2,2,4-trimethylpentane which is just a way to name the graph: |dw:1444203673782:dw|

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    Systematic naming of compounds is something everyone learns to do in organic chemistry 1, so it's pretty useful when looking stuff up, but yeah each vertex is a carbon atom and it is assumed that each carbon has 4 bonds (4 edges) however there aren't 4 bonds at every corner. That's because hydrogen atoms are assumed to be bonded otherwise.

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    |dw:1444203818932:dw|

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    Here's a fun one, check this reaction sequence out: |dw:1444203961672:dw|