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Unformatted text preview: rbocation intermediate. 7 Organic Lecture Series Mechanisms SN1
– Step 1: Ionization of the C-X bond gives a
carbocation intermediate. 8 Organic
Organic Lecture Series Mechanisms SN1 –Step 2: Reaction of the carbocation
(an electrophile) on either side with
methanol (a nucleophile) gives an
oxonium ion. 9 Organic Lecture Series Mechanisms SN1
Step 3: Proton transfer completes the
reaction. 10 Organic
Organic Lecture Series Mechanisms SN1
• Energy diagram for an SN1 reaction. Step 1 crosses the
higher energy barrier and therefore i...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course CHEMISTRY 310m taught by Professor Iverson during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08