Unformatted text preview: nitrate solution into each of the 5 test tubes containing the halides and 1 ml of the acetone solution into each of the other 5 halide tubes. The silver nitrate solution enabled us to record the reaction rate of an Sn1 reaction and the acetone gave us the rate of an Sn2 reaction. All of our solutions ended up precipitating but they occurred at different rates. For halides B,C,D, E the Sn1 reaction was fastest and happened instantly or within 1 minute. For halide A, the Sn2 reaction was fastest and happened instantly. The fastest reaction times told us which path the reaction preferred to go....
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- Winter '10
- Nucleophilic substitution, test tubes, silver nitrate solution