Asked Dec 30, 2019

Acid-catalyzed bromination of pentan-2-one (CH3COCH2CH2CH3) forms two products: BrCH2COCH2CH2CH3 (A)and CH3COCH(Br)CH2CH3 (B). Explain why the major product is B, with the Br atom on the more substituted side of the carbonyl group.


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In the presence of an acid, the tautomerization of ketone takes place in two ways as shown in the below figure. Tautomerizat...

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