Will compound X undergo an E2 reaction? State your reasoning.
Compound X will not undergo an E2 reaction. It has no β -hydrogens.
Predict the product of the following E2 reaction. Assume that there is no rotation about the C-C bond.
Problem : Predict the major product of the following E2 reaction:
Using the molecular orbital theory, determine whether this molecule is a good candidate for the E2 reaction and explain why.
Let's see how the situation would change if the carbon-bromine bond had been in an axial instead of an equatorial conformation. In this case there would be antiperiplanar β -hydrogens, and E2 would be possible.