Difference between SN2 Reaction and Electrophilic Addition
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:59 pm
What is the difference between a bimolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction (SN2) and an electrophilic addition reaction? I know the former involves the addition of an electrophile while the latter involve the substitution of a nucleophile, but when given a chemical reaction formula, how would you determine which type of reaction it is? Are there specific differences between the two, e.g. number of steps?