L08 - Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions You will be...

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Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions You will be conducting tests to determine whether or not an SN 1 or SN 2 reaction takes place for given 1°, 2° and 3° alkyl halides.
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You Will Work in Pairs and Test 11 Alkyl Halides Br Cl Br 1-Bromopentane 1-Chloropentane 2-Bromopentane Br 3-Bromopentane Br 1-Bromo-2-methylpropane 2-Chloro-2-methylpropane Cl Br 1-Bromo-2,2-dimethylpropane Br Bromocyclopentane Br Bromocyclohexane Br 1-Bromo-adamantane 1-Chloro-adamantane
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The SN 2 Reaction Will Be A Finkelstein Reaction RX + NaI H 3 CC H 3 O RI + NaX • The amount of NaI used in this lab is soluble in the given volume of acetone. • The amount of NaCl and NaBr that might be produced if an SN 2 reaction occurs is insoluble in the given volume of acetone. • If an SN 2 reaction occurs, you will see a precipitate.
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In 11 Test Tubes, You will Test Each Alkyl Halide As Follows Br Precipitate? Time Required to Form? NaI 18% in Acetone NaI H 3 CC H 3 O
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Pay Careful Attention to the Following:
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