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Alkyl halides - Mechanism of Nucleophilic substitution. Level I
The SN2 mechanism
Alkyl Halide Nucleophilic Substitution reaction
SN1
SN2
1
Number of steps
two
one
2
Rate
r [alkyl halide]
r [alkyl halide][base]
3
Favourable Solvent
polar
non polar
4
Structure
tertiary halides substitute through SN1
primary halides substitute through SN2
Nucleophilic substitution more details
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