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1. Outline a mechanism for the rxn of acetophenone with clorox (mixture of Cl2, NaOH, and water)
2. what would be the major organic product for 3-chloroacetophenone with clorox?
3. what would be the major organic product for ethyl 1-naphthyl ketone with clorox
any help on how to do these is much appreciated.
This example is taken from "A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms©" at http://www.curvedarrowpress.com . You will need to substitute a benzene ring for the isopropyl group and substitute chlorine for bromine in the reaction. It is probably more propitious to write the reactive species as Cl-OH rather than Cl-Cl with (-)OH the leaving group.
If you can draw the reaction with acetophenone to benzoic acid, you should easily be able to arrive at 3-chlorobenzoic acid and 1-naphthoic acid as well.