Time to start learning about some of the most important reactions in all of organic chemistry. In fact, you’re never allowed to forget this one!
Summary: A negatively charged nucleophile reacts with an accessible leaving group to produce substitution in one-step.
Concept: Understanding the properties of SN2.12m
Properties of SN2 reactions:
Example: Rank the following alkyl halides in order of reactivity toward SN2 reaction.5m
Example: Provide the mechanism and final products for the following reaction.3m
The product must contain inversion of configuration if the original leaving group is located on a chiral center.
Example: Provide the mechanism and final products for the following reaction.5m