Vollhardt,Chapter7

Vollhardt,Chapter7 - Chapter 7: 1. A hydrolysis solvolysis...

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Chapter 7: 1. A hydrolysis solvolysis reaction involving a haloalkane must also involve what? a. Water as the solvent. b. A polar molecule, such as an alcohol, as the solvent. c. The solvent, no matter what type. d. An aprotic solvent. Answer: A 2. What is the rate-determining step in an SN1 reaction involving a haloalkane? a. Solvent attack. b. Halide dissociation. c. Homolytic bond cleavage. d. Nucleophilic attack. Answer: B 3. How does an SN1 reaction affect stereochemical isomerism? a. It does not affect the configuration. b. It inverts the configuration of the product when compared to the reactant. c. It results in diastereomers. d. A racemic mixture results. Answer: D 4. Why do polar solvents accelerate the SN1 haloalkane reaction? a. Because of the lone pairs on the solvent. b. Because of the polarity of the transition state. c. Polar solvents are attracted to the leaving group more than non-polar solvents. d.
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