Problem: A set of three nucleophilic displacement reactions is shown below:Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the fastest?A set of three nucleophilic displacement reactions is shown below:Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the fastest?Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the slowest?

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For this problem, we have to determine which of the reaction will be the fastest or slowest for each SN1 and SN2 reaction

Recall that when given a substitution reaction, we will use the following two factors to determine the mechanism:


Nucleophile Strength:              SN1 =   WEAK               SN2 = STRONG

Leaving Group Substitution:    SN = 3° > 2°                 SN2 = 0° > 1° > 2°


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A set of three nucleophilic displacement reactions is shown below:

Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the fastest?

A set of three nucleophilic displacement reactions is shown below:

Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the fastest?

Which reaction (A, B, or C) proceeds the slowest?

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