Reactivity

2/11/2018 2:14:54 AM
I was solving a passage and i came across a reactivity series where uworld indicates that anhydrides are less reactive than esters. Can someone please explain this point? I would've thought that more oxygen (in anhydride) indicates more e w/drawing of electrons hence it will cause the carbon of carbonyl to become even more (delta) positive than an ester which has only 2 oxygens hence less electron w/drawing effect.
Thanks


2/11/2018 2:24:06 AM
xpfa135474 wrote:
I was solving a passage and i came across a reactivity series where uworld indicates that anhydrides are less reactive than esters. Can someone please explain this point? I would've thought that more oxygen (in anhydride) indicates more e w/drawing of electrons hence it will cause the carbon of carbonyl to become even more (delta) positive than an ester which has only 2 oxygens hence less electron w/drawing effect.
Thanks


PS- On that same diagram, it's also written alkyl halide, however I believe it should be acyl halide?


2/12/2018 10:26:37 AM
xpfa135474 wrote:
I was solving a passage and i came across a reactivity series where uworld indicates that anhydrides are less reactive than esters. Can someone please explain this point? I would've thought that more oxygen (in anhydride) indicates more e w/drawing of electrons hence it will cause the carbon of carbonyl to become even more (delta) positive than an ester which has only 2 oxygens hence less electron w/drawing effect.
Thanks


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