Question 5 on the 2013 final

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Armani Dodson 1A
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Question 5 on the 2013 final

Postby Armani Dodson 1A » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:49 am

Where does the OH go?? also why isn't this an addition reaction??

MayaKhalil_1L
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Re: Question 5 on the 2013 final

Postby MayaKhalil_1L » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:54 am

The OH- is the "leaving group" that the question asks you to identify (which is why it's not shown)....it's not addition bc the OH- is being replaced since it's not part of the final molecule

Wenqian_Deng_1L
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Re: Question 5 on the 2013 final

Postby Wenqian_Deng_1L » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:58 pm

And since this is not an addition reaction, it must be a SN2 (bimolecular nucleophilic substitution) reaction, because that's the only two reactions we've gone over in the course reader.


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