Chem 2 tute sheet week 5 (22/08)

Give the major product (or products) that would be obtained when each of the following compounds is reacted with Cl2 and AlCl3:

  • Ethylbenzene
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Benzoic acid

Starting with benzene, outline a synthesis of each of the following:

  • Isopropylbenzene
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Tert-butylbenzene
  • m-dinitrobenzene
  •  m-bromonitrobenzene
  • p-bromonitrobenzene

Show the mechanisms for the following:

  • Addition of HBr to ethanal
  • Substitution of HBr and acetyl chloride (CH3COCl)
  • Why is a) an addition and b) a substitution?

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