1. Offer an explanation of why anthracene preferentially forms a Diels-Alder
adduct at 9,10 positions.
4. Outline a syntheticreaction scheme for the preparation of
a. Methyl benzoate
b. Diethyl carbonate
This in-depth solution contains reaction mechanisms for anthracene and explains why it prefers the Diels-Alder adduct, as well as a synthetic reaction scheme for the preparation of triphenylmethanol in a stepwise manner.