When 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane is heated in ethanol for an extended period of time,three products result: one ether and two alkenes. Predict the products of this reaction, andpropose a mechanism for their formation. Predict which of the two alkenes is the majorelimination product.
Here, we are going to propose a mechanism for the formation of the products when 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane is heated in ethanol for an extended period of time.
The reaction between 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane and in ethanol for an extended period of time produces three products. The reaction follows first order nucleophilic substitution reaction(SN1) as well as unimolecular Elimination reaction (E1).
Rate = k[ 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane]
Step 2: Mechanism of the reaction is :