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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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