Solvolysis Summary

The hammond postulate states that the stability of

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Unformatted text preview: tion state. The Hammond Postulate states that the stability of the reaction intermediate should lead to lower activation energy and a faster rate of reaction.1 The solvent in the reaction has that effect on the SN1 reaction. In the process of solvation, the solvent molecules surround the carbocation, which has a positive charge on the central carbon, illustrated again in Figure 1. The solvent molecules can stabilize the carbocation transition state by distributing the electron density with electron-rich, or po...
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