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For the following reaction, indicate whether the predominant mechanism is S N 1 or S N 2. Please explain your reasoning clearly. November 12, 2008 Problem-of-the-Day Chem 118A, Fall 2008 + NaCl O NaO O O Cl H 2 O (solvent) S N 1 since formation of a secondary cation is okay and the nucleophile is
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Unformatted text preview: rather weak(it is a weak base with delocalized electrons and electronegative atoms). Water is also a polar protic solvent, which disfavors S 2 by hydrogen bonding to the nucleophile and "keeping it busy"....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course CHE 118A taught by Professor Patten during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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