Solvolysis Summary

Sn1 reactions are nucleophilic substitution reactions

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Unformatted text preview: ide product. SN1 reactions are nucleophilic substitution reactions that are first-order processes, and the rate of reaction is dependent only on the concentration of the alkyl halide. This means that the nucleophile is not involved in the slow, rate-limiting step, but instead is involved in the fast step that yields the carbocation intermediate and governs the transition state, which is illustrated in Figure 1. The characteristics of such a reaction are therefore surrounded around the stability of the transi...
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