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What would be the result of treating 2-methyl-1-propanol with the lucas reagent?
2-Methyl-1-propanol is a primary alcohol and so will not react
with Lucas reagent at room temperature.
Cyclopentanol is a secondary alcohol and so will react with Lucas reagent in 3-5 minutes (solution turns cloudy). Cyclopentyl chloride is the result.
1-Methylcyclopentanol is a tertiary alcohol and so will react immediately with Lucas reagent to produce turbidity. 1-Chloro-1-methylcyclopentanol is the result.