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Yes, this is the only type of reaction we are supposed to know, I believe. An SN2 reaction consists of an electrophile and a nucleophile, which are both just molecules like CH3I and OH- for example. The reaction that takes place is that the nucleophile (OH-) 'attacks' the electrophile at the same time the I in CH3I is leaving (because the I is very electronegative so it is classified as the leaving group). Therefore your new molecules are CH3OH and I- because there was a substitution made (hence 'nucleophilic substitution).
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