## SN2 Organic Reaction

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

Ju-Wei Wang 1I
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### SN2 Organic Reaction

What exactly is a nucleophile? Is it just a molecule that carries a negative charge and is attracted to the partially positive region of another molecule?

Britney Alvey 1B
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### Re: SN2 Organic Reaction

Yes. The nucleophile will donate an electron pair to form a chemical bond.

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### Re: SN2 Organic Reaction

A nucleophile is a species that will donate an electron pair to form a chemical bond. These nucleophiles can take part in substitution reactions, in which the nucleophile is attracted to a full or partial positive charge, and it serves as a replacement for a leaving group.

Alexia Joseph 2B
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### Re: SN2 Organic Reaction

Why is it important to study the SN2 reaction in the chemical kinetics section?