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Alkyl Halides: Elimination Reactions Of Alkene

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Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides
Purpose
The purpose of this lab is to understand the process of eliminating an alkyl halide to form an alkene. The experiment is carried out by first converting the alcohol, 2-methy-2-butanol, into the alkyl halide of 2-chloro-2-methylbutane that will then be put through dehydrohalogenation that favors elimination reaction (E2) to create a mixture of 2-methyl-2-butene and 2-methyl-1-butene. A fractional distillation will be taken to purify the mixture and an additional gas chromatography will be done to further analyze the mixture composition. A bromide test will be done to determine the product of an alkene in the experiment.
Reactions
Reaction 1: Conversion of 2-methyl-2-butanol to 2-chloro-2-methylbutane
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