Substitution Reactions

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Megan Purl 1E
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Substitution Reactions

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:46 pm

What is a substitution reaction and will we have to know it for the final?

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Re: Substitution Reactions

Postby Sabrina Dunbar 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:59 pm

A substitution reaction occurs when an atom (or group of atoms) is replaced by another atom (or group of atoms). This kind of reaction is common in organic molecules with a leaving group and a nucleophile that replaces the leaving group in the reaction. Because Dr. Lavelle went over it in class, I would assume it is a good thing to know just in case it comes up as part of one of the questions on the final.

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Re: Substitution Reactions

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:06 pm

What do we have to know about the Sn2 organic reaction substitution nucleophile 2? I get that an atom is replaced by another, but what is the nucleophile?

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