Professor Carl C. Wamser
a. A compound having only single bonds and only secondary carbons.
b. A compound having only single bonds and primary, secondary, and tertiary carbons.
c. A compound having only single bonds and only primary, secondary, and quaternary carbons.
d. A compound having only single bonds and primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary carbons.
b. Consider the molecular geometry information given for each compound below. Based on this information, specify the orbitals that each atom could use in sigma and pi bonding (sp2, sp3, p, etc.) and for holding non-bonding electron pairs. Explain how your orbital assignments are consistent with the observed geometries.
(all atoms are coplanar)
CH3CO2- (acetate ion)
bond angle HCC = 109°
bond angle CCO = OCO = 120 °
bond angle HCO = 120°
bond angle HCS = CSO = CSC = 109°
Peer-Led Team Learning: Organic Chemistry, 1/e
Jack A. Kampmeier, University of Rochester
Pratibha Varma-Nelson, St. Xavier University
Donald Wedegaertner, University of the Pacific
Prentice-Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-028413-0