Sodium ethoxide has reacted with ethanoyl chloride. The compound that is produced in this reaction is

  • Option 1)

    diethyl ether

  • Option 2)

    2-butanone

  • Option 3)

    ethyl chloride

  • Option 4)

    ethyl ethanoate

 

Answers (2)

As we learnt in 

Williamson's Synthesis -

–  Nucleophilic substitution reaction involving SN2 mechanism.

–  Tertiary alkyl halide cannot be used because it undergoes elimination reaction forming alkenes.

- wherein

RONa+R'X\rightarrow ROR'+NaX

Correct option is 1.


Option 1)

diethyl ether

This option is correct

Option 2)

2-butanone

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

ethyl chloride

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

ethyl ethanoate

This option is incorrect

Ethanoic acid is acetic acid. Ethanoyl chloride is CH3COCl. CH3CH2ONa is sodium ethoxide. The expected product is CH3CO-O-CH2CH3. Ethyl acetate and Ethyl ethanoate mean the same product. Option 4 is the answer.

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