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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 +

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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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