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Cyclopentane to Cyclohexane

  1. Nov 10, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Cyclopentane to Cyclohexane

    i was assigned a question where i started out with a cyclopentane in the reactants that became a cyclohexane. What possible reaction mechanism could have taken place to form a cyclohexane from a cyclopentane?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2007 #2
    impossible. no matter what you came up with, it would be practibly impossible to make cyclohexane from cyclopentane. it might be possible through some ridiculous organic rxns, but in the real world, they would be impossible to perform.
     
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