Number of products

Discussion in 'General Science' started by boks, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. boks

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 10, 2008

    How man different alkene-products, including stereoisomers, are possible when this molecule reacts in an E2 elimination reaction?

    What will happen here is that I leaves the molecule, while a new double bond is created. The new bond can be created on two places, so that we have two different alkenes. We also have two stereoisomers (E and Z) for each of these solutions. I expect the answer to be 4.

    However, the correct answer is 5. What's the last product?
  2. jpanhalt

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 18, 2008
    Have you considered the methyl attached to the same carbon as the halide?

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008