Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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Chapter 9 - Substitution Reactions - 9.2 Factor 1 - The Electrophile (Substrate) - Problems - Page 214: 9.3


This compound is likely to participate in Sn2 reactions.

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the leaving group: - In this case, it is the "Cl". (Normally, they are electronegative groups). 2. Analyze the carbon that is connected to it, and count the number of other carbons connected to it. - There is 1 other carbon, which means that this substrate is primary. (1$^{\circ}$). - Primary substrates are likely to participate in Sn2 reactions.
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