Ch. 7 - Substitution ReactionsSee all chapters
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Ch. 1 - A Review of General Chemistry
Ch. 2 - Molecular Representations
Ch. 3 - Acids and Bases
Ch. 4 - Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Ch. 5 - Chirality
Ch. 6 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Ch. 7 - Substitution Reactions
Ch. 8 - Elimination Reactions
Ch. 9 - Alkenes and Alkynes
Ch. 10 - Addition Reactions
Ch. 11 - Radical Reactions
Ch. 12 - Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and Thiols
Ch. 13 - Alcohols and Carbonyl Compounds
Ch. 14 - Synthetic Techniques
Ch. 15 - Analytical Techniques: IR, NMR, Mass Spect
Ch. 16 - Conjugated Systems
Ch. 17 - Aromaticity
Ch. 18 - Reactions of Aromatics: EAS and Beyond
Ch. 19 - Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition
Ch. 20 - Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: NAS
Ch. 21 - Enolate Chemistry: Reactions at the Alpha-Carbon
Ch. 22 - Condensation Chemistry
Ch. 23 - Amines
Ch. 24 - Carbohydrates
Ch. 25 - Phenols
Ch. 26 - Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Substitution Comparison

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Sections
Nucleophilic Substitution
Good Leaving Groups
SN2 Reaction
SN1 reaction
Substitution Comparison
Additional Practice
Physical Properties of RX
Ion Pairing Effects
Additional Guides
Alkyl Halide

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)