Aug. 25, 2016
This morning, CNN ran a news article entitled “Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets.” This drug cocktail has been blamed for numerous deaths in recent weeks. The tranquilizer is a compound called carfentanil, and has the structure shown below. According to the article, just 2 mg of the drug can knock out an elephant.
- Based on this structure, what is the molecular formula for this compound?
- This compound is slightly basic. Which atom on this molecule is the most basic site? Why?
- Draw the products formed when this compound combines with acetic acid (CH3CO2H).