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Postby My Nguyen 1L » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:16 am

What are the differences between Sn1 and Sn2 reactions? Thank you in advance!!!

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Re: Reactions

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:45 am

SN1 = substitutional nucleophilic monoatom = 2 steps reaction: the first step is breaking up a bond resulting in an intermediate. The second step is nucleophilic attack
SN2 = substitutional nucleophilic diatom = 1 step reaction: breaking a bond and forming a new bond occur simultaneously.

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