Problem : Rank the leaving groups attached to the "R" in order of increasing nucleophilicity.
|R-OEt < R-Br < R-OH2 +|
Problem : Identify the α -carbon, β -carbon(s), and β -hydrogens in the following molecule.
Problem : Is ethoxide a better nucleophile in methanol or acetone?Methanol is a polar, protic solvent. Acetone is polar and aprotic. Ethoxide ions in acetone will be more nucleophilic than ethoxide in methanol.