Asked Oct 15, 2019

Secondary halides can react via SN1 or SN2 reactions depending on reaction conditions. Draw the starting material and products that would be formed from the reaction of (R)-2-bromobutane with methanol via an SN1 and SN2 reaction.


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Step 1

Via SN1:

Step-1: Generation of carbocation intermediate.


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Br (+ Br +

Step 2

Step-2: Attack of nucleophile from both the sid...


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Н OMe H OMe CH3ОН HBr + + S-2- Methoxy R-2- Methoxy butane butane


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