$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Susanne_Taavitsa_2J
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I am kind of confused when it comes to differentiating these two. Are there any other differences other than electrophilic addition is two steps and Sn2 is just one step?

Swati_Sharma_2D
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### Re: Electrophilic addition and Sn2

Hi,

The other difference is if you look what is being reacted. If a compound is being reacted with an electrophile, then it is electrophilic addition. If a compound is being reacted with a nucleophile, it is an SN2 reaction.