ORGANIC SYNTHESIS PROBLEMS

Try to solve these problems using common compounds that contain no more than 3 carbon atoms or benzene. You may use common solvents such as diethyl ether.

Remember that it is better to do these problems by working backwards. Ask yourself, how do I make the final functional group? Then decide how to synthesize the individual compounds needed for the last reaction.

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1-propanol

2-butanol

2-pentanone

ethyl 2-propyl ether

2-methylpropanoic acid

benzaldehyde

isopropyl benzoate

N-phenylethanoamide

More Advanced Synthesis Problems

2-oxobutanal

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