Summary: CHM 7200 Organic Structures and Mechanisms Fall Term 2005
Problem Set 5: This problem set is now available at (www.blackboard.wayne.edu). It will be due
in class 7 days (10/21/05) from today (10/14/05). Grades will be administered as follows: 5
(exceptional effort), 4 (complete), 3 (incomplete or inadequate effort), 2 (poor effort), 0
(nonexistent). No late problem sets will be accepted.
1. Problem: Provide a plausible mechanism for this transformation in the space below. In
attacking this question, it is important that you are aware of the transformation that transpires
when terminal acetylenes are treated with Cu(I) or Ag(I) in the presence of an amine base.