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can someone help me with this q?
-which alkyl bromide will most readily react with NAOH in SN2 rxn?

-I thought the answer should be a primary alkyl bromide ( CH3CH2Br) but the answer is a secondary alkyl bromide ( CH3CHBrCH3. can some on explain this please?
 

Bis-GMA111

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hm...this is interesting because OH- is a strong base and strong nucleophile...and in order for SN2 to take place you would need either a primary or methyl bromide...so you should be correct

anyone else?
 
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