Welcome to ChemZipper !!!: Why alcohols do not undergo base induced dehydration in the same way that alkyl halides are dehydrohalogenated ?

Search This Blog

Why alcohols do not undergo base induced dehydration in the same way that alkyl halides are dehydrohalogenated ?

In the dehydration reaction of alcohols the leaving group is -OH- which is a very strong base. Thus reaction cannot proceed in the presence of other base.  

Related Questions:

To synthesize 2, 3-dimethylbut-1-ene in the better yield dehydrohalogenation of 2, 3-dimethyl-1-bromobutane is preferred over dehydration of 2, 3-dimethylhutan-1-ol. Why ?


No comments:

Post a Comment

Top Search Topics