Two substitution products result from the reaction of 3-chloro-3-methyl-1-butene with sodium acetate (CH3COO-Na+) in acetic acid under conditions that favor an SN1 reaction. Identify the products.
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3-Chloro-3-methyl-1-butene undergoes reaction to form more stable allylic carbocation. The formed allylic carbocation can be stabilized by its resonance. Its resonance contributors are as shown below:
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Acetate ion acts as a nucleophile. It can react with allylic carbocation intermediate (I) to form 2-methylbut-3-en-2-yl acetate.