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Unformatted text preview: If that nucleophile is neutral, a third step of deprotonating the nucleophile must occur. SN2 reactions occur when an incoming nucleophile reacts with the alkyl halide from a direction opposite of the leaving group. As the nucleophile comes in one side of the substrate and bonds to the carbon, the halide departs from the other side. This inverts the stereochemical configuration. Example SN1: Example SN2: John Goodson Safety: Silver nitrate will stain skin and clothing. Alkyl halides are usually toxic and should not be inhaled or come into contact with skin. Sodium hydroxide can cause damage to skin and severe damage to eyes. Gloves and goggles should be work at all times. Compound 1-bromobutane 1-chlorobutane 2-bromo-2-methylpropane 2-bromobutane 1-propanol/water acetone/water ethanol/water methanol/water NaI in Acetone AgNO3 in Ethanol NaOH Phenolphthalein...
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