Unformatted text preview: all important reaction intermediates. If a reaction intermediate is a resonance hybrid, it is only necessary to draw the most important contributing resonance structure. [ Note : The acetone is necessary to dissolve the alkyl bromide starting material. Acetone DOES NOT play any role whatsoever in the reaction mechanism!!!] (b) (5 points) Is the mechanism you proposed above best described as an example of an S N 1 reaction, or is it an example of an S N 2 reaction? Circle your choice below. No additional explanation is required. S N 1 S N 2 Br H Br (hydride shift) H O H H O H H Br O H H OH O H H H Br Br...
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- Reaction mechanisms, Br Br, important reaction intermediates