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One of the constituents of turpentine is a-pinene, formula C10 H16.

One of the constituents of turpentine is a-pinene, formula C10 H16. The following scheme (called a “road map”) gives some reactions of a-pinene. Determine the structure of a-pinene and of the reaction products A through E.


One of the constituents of turpentine is a-pinene, formula C10 H16.
One of the constituents of turpentine is a-pinene, formula C10 H16.

This is a roadmap that tests our knowledge of all of the alkene reactions and the stereochemistry of the product. In the video below, you will find a step by step explanation for this problem.


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