1-The starting alkene has a boiling point of 102C and the product alcohol has a boiling point of 137C. What
will be the order of elution for the starting material and the product if you ran a GC on an incomplete reaction?
2- Is the product of the reaction chiral?
How many stereoisomers will be produced?
Is the product of the reaction optically active?
In the given reaction, the reactant alkene is non-polar and product is an alcohol a moderately polar molecule hence they can be separated by GC.
Between alkene and alcohol, alkene is more eluting than alcohol due to strong binding nature of polar compounds than non-polar compounds to the stationary phase
5.a) In the reaction, the product is chiral with one chiral centre
b) Since the molecule contain one chiral centre it can have 2 stereoisomers
c) the product stereroiomers are non-superimposable mirrior images and hence optically active
if the two isomers are formed in equal amounts then it results a racemic mixture and hence optically inactive
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