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Fluoroalkanes, and Zaitsev's rule

  1. Feb 23, 2015 #1
    When haloalkanes undergo a β-elimination reaction with a base, say KOH, usually Saytzeff's (or Zaitsev's) rule is applied and the more substituted alkene is the major product. However, if the halogen group involved is flourine, the opposite happens: the less substituted alkene is the major product. Why does this happen?
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  3. Feb 23, 2015 #2
    See this thread we had a discussion there.
  4. Feb 23, 2015 #3
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