Problem: For alkyl halides used in SN1 and SN2 mechanisms, rank the leaving groups in order of rate. Iodide       Chloride       Bromide      Fluoride

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For leaving groups in substitution, LG belonging to the same group, the size effect will be used

↑ Size = better leaving group

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For alkyl halides used in SN1 and SN2 mechanisms, rank the leaving groups in order of rate. 

Iodide       Chloride       Bromide      Fluoride

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