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 (1)

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

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