The reaction of an alkyl chloride with potassium iodide is

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Problem 63

The reaction of an alkyl chloride with potassium iodide is generally carried out in acetone to maximize the amount of alkyl iodide that is formed. Why does the solvent increase the yield of alkyl iodide? ( Hint: Potassium iodide is soluble in acetone, but potassium chloride is not.)

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
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Author: Paula Yurkanis Bruice
ISBN: 9781269406772

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