MISTAKE IN CGP BOOK
Hello guys, I wanted to let you know that I have spotted a mistake in the CGP. I cross referenced this with the official AQA Student book and also with past paper questions to confirm this mistake.
If you use the CGP method you can actually LOSE marks !
Topic: Nucleophilic Addition-Elimination Mechanisms
Exam Board: AQA
Subject: Chemistry (A-level)
In the CGP book it states that the (Cl- ion) is responsible for removing the H atom from the nucleophile.
The real mechanism should not show this. The hydrogen should leave by itself.
The screenshot below is from the official AQA textbook - which does not show the (Cl- ion) being removed.
Here is a question from an AQA paper.
Let's see what the mark scheme says:
As you can see, the mark scheme says you will lose the mark for writing this.