Electrophilic addition and Sn2


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Susanne_Taavitsa_2J
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Electrophilic addition and Sn2

Postby Susanne_Taavitsa_2J » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:01 pm

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

Postby Swati_Sharma_2D » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:46 pm

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.


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