Solution: Put a circle around the statements that relate to an SN 2 mechanism and put a square around the ones that talk about SN1.    CH3X > 1˚ > 2˚                                  No rearrangements   Rearranged products                        Rate = k [alkyl halide] [Nuc]   Polar protic solvent                            Racemization   Inversion at chiral carbon                  Rate = k [alkyl halide]   3˚ > 2˚                                                Polar aprotic solvent   Strong nucleophile                             Weak nucleophile (may also be solvent)

Problem

Put a circle around the statements that relate to an SN mechanism and put a square around the ones that talk about SN1. 

 

CH3X > 1˚ > 2˚                                  No rearrangements

 

Rearranged products                        Rate = k [alkyl halide] [Nuc]

 

Polar protic solvent                            Racemization

 

Inversion at chiral carbon                  Rate = k [alkyl halide]

 

3˚ > 2˚                                                Polar aprotic solvent

 

Strong nucleophile                             Weak nucleophile (may also be solvent)