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Substitution Reaction

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 pm
by ckilkeary 2G
I understand what a substitution reaction is (where one Lewis base takes the place of another) but how and why would this occur if there's already a Lewis base connected?

Re: Substitution Reaction

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 pm
by SMIYAZAKI_1B
I am unsure of why the substitution reaction does occur; however, the bond between the acid and base breaks apart and the acid or base takes the place of the other by forming a coordination bond between the reactive centre and the new molecule. When I do my research, I have read that this process is very important within polymer analogous reactions to prepare functionalized polymers.