MS 4540 - Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides Submitted by greenchemgirl on February 4, 2015.

Textbook and Chapters: Brown 6th Ed. (2011), Chapters 10, 11

Keywords: alcohols, epoxides, ethers, organic chemistry

Description: Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides

Total Problems: 12

MS 917 - Alcohol and Carbonyl Redox Submitted by Matt on August 6, 2011.

Textbook and Chapter: Carey and Giuliano 8th Ed. (2010), Chapter 15

Keywords: alcohols, hydride reduction, oxidation

Description: Goes over how alcohols can be oxidized to form aldehydes/ketones and carboxylic acids, which can be transformed further using Grignard reagents, hydride reagents such as NaBH4, and by performing Fischer esterification. Includes several synthesis problems involving carbonyls and epoxides. Also includes an NMR based problem.

Total Problems: 5

Problem # 519

Let's work through an elimination reaction. Draw the structures for each of the species in the three boxes below (protonated thiol, carbocation, and alkene). Also draw curved arrows to show electron movement. 

Problem # 518

The alcohol below is protonated and contains an oxygen with a positive charge. Using curved arrows, show the two "legal moves" that result in a neutral oxygen.