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1-Bromobicycloheptane: SN1 and SN2 Reactions

1-Bromobicyclo[2.2.1]heptane is extremely unreactive in either SN1 or SN2 reactions. Provide explanations for this behavior.

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Please refer to the attached file for the structure of 1-Bromobicyclo[2.2.1]heptane. Cheers.

Explanation of unreactive SN2 reaction:
The carbon that the bromine is bonded to is a tertiary carbon. SN2 reaction does ...

Solution Summary

The structure is drawn in the attached GIF file. 135 words.