SN2 Reactions

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SN2 Reactions

Postby Rachel N 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:50 pm

Would we need to know how to identify SN2 reactions for the final?

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Re: SN2 Reactions

Postby Rachel N 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:51 pm

I am also confused about bimolecular nucleophile substitution. Can someone explain it?

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Re: SN2 Reactions

Postby Sarah Maraach 2K » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:04 am

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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Re: SN2 Reactions

Postby Phillip Tran » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:14 pm

yes you need to know

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Re: SN2 Reactions

Postby 604807557 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:33 pm

How do we predict the product of a SN2 reaction?


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