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Homework Help: Organic Chem help

  1. Sep 13, 2008 #1
    I was wondering does bromide react with propanol or propanal at all?

    Also, what answers do people get for this question, i say it either propanol or propanal as i don't know if either reacts with bromide and both would be a suitable answer.
    The question is:
    Compound A has a molar mass between 55 and 65 and reacts with Potassium pergamanate to produce product B. However, compound A does not react with bromide. Compound B then reacts with a carbonate to create a colourless gas (most likely carbon dioxide). What is Compound A?
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  3. Sep 14, 2008 #2
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  5. Sep 14, 2008 #4
    Yeh but you were asking me if it reacted with bromide, which was the question i was asking at the beginning. I really need help asap if possible. Thanks
  6. Sep 14, 2008 #5


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    On the other thread you said it should be 'bromine'. The reactivity of bromine and bromide are worlds apart... as would be the answers.
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