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Ochem simple question help

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by babulibu, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. babulibu

    Jul 25, 2011
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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?
  2. Bis-GMA111

    7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2010
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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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