Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes - Problems - Page 302: Problem 7-11 i


The alkene is unstable.

Work Step by Step

According to Bredt's rule, for an alkene with the double bond on the bridgehead to be stable, it should have a minimum 8 membered ring. But this alkene has the double bond on the bridgehead of a 7-member ring. So, the alkene is unstable.
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