1. Write the balanced equations for the following:
a. 2-bromobutane + NaI --->
b. 2-bromobutante + AgNO3 + EtOH --->
c. 2-bromo-2-methylpropane + NaI --->
d. 2-bromo-2-methylpropane + AgNO3 + EtOH --->
e. 1-bromobutane + NaI --->
f. 1-bromobutane + AgNO3 + EtOH --->
g. bromocyclohexane + NaI --->
h. 1-bromoadamantane + NaI --->
i. 1-bromoadamantane + AgNO3 + EtOH --->
2. Which reactions proceed by an SN1 mechanism? By an SN2 mechanism?
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Essentially, Sn2 reactions happen when the compound is not too sterically hindered. Primary, & secondary alkyl halides can undergo Sn2. Tertiary alkyl halides undergo Sn1 with the formation of the carbocation intermediate.
In addition, in the silver nitrate reaction, the silver ion acts as a catalyst and ...
This solution contains explanations on what products are produced from the reactions and whether it is a SN1 or SN2 mechanism.