Separation of Racemate

Compare the relative reaction rates of 1-bromobutane, 2-bromopropane, and 2-bromomethylpropane under SN1 reaction conditions. Silver nitrate will be used to provide nitrate ion as the nucleophile to produce alkyl nitrates as products.


1) You have a choice of acetone or ethanol as solvent. Which will you use and why?

2) You want to work with 0.01 moles of each bromo compound. Calculate the weight you would use for each bromo compound.

3) describe a possible protocol for carrying out this reaction.

Thank you!

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