Nov '15
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  • Q:

    Two different alcohols (R1 and R2) undergo a transesterification reaction using the same reactant, as shown below. Which of the following best explains the most likely product yields?



     

    A

    P1 will have the least yield because R1 is a primary alcohol and will not undergo a transesterification reaction.

    B

    P1 will have the most yield because R1 is a primary alcohol and is the least sterically hindered.

    C

    P2 will have the most yield because R2 is a tertiary alcohol and is the most sterically hindered.

    D

    P2 will have the most yield because R2 is the most basic alcohol.




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