Problem: For the reaction of (S)-2-iodobutane with CH 3OH , provide the following: a) product(s) expected; b) rate expression; c) complete mechanism; d) transition state(s) expected; and e) reaction coordinate diagram for this reaction if it progresses as an SN2 reaction. Assume the reaction is exothermic. Be sure to completely label your reaction coordinate diagram.

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For the reaction of (S)-2-iodobutane with CH 3OH , provide the following:
a) product(s) expected;
b) rate expression;
c) complete mechanism;
d) transition state(s) expected; and
e) reaction coordinate diagram for this reaction if it progresses as an SN2 reaction. Assume the reaction is exothermic. Be sure to completely label your reaction coordinate diagram.

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