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Unformatted text preview: b. Primary alkyl halide = SN2 c. Tertiary alkyl halide= SN1 3) Identify the Nucleophile a. A good nucleophile is a weak base b. Look for an atom on a molecule with a high concentration of electrons (i.e. chlorine anion) c. This atom will attack the electrophile determined earlier 4) Identify the Solvent a. The solvent reveals a lot about how a reaction will occur. b. A polar protic solvent is ideal for SN1 c. A polar aprotic solvent is ideal for SN2 5) Identify the stereochemistry a. If SN2 100% Inversion of configuration. b. If SN1 Racemic products. 6) Identify if rearrangement occurred. a. Only SN1 reactions are capable of rearrangements because of the carbocation intermediate....
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