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    Which one of the following correctly depicts the reaction below?

    (see attached for reaction)

    Mechanism Rate Law Stereochemistry
    A)SN1 rate = k[(S)-2-bromobutane] not stereospecific,
    but more inversion
    than retention of
    configuration

    B) SN1 rate = k[(S)-2-bromobutane][NaSCH3] stereospecific,
    retention of
    configuration

    C) SN2 rate = k[(S)-2-bromobutane] not stereospecific
    but more inversion
    than retention of
    configuration

    D) SN2 rate = k[(S)-2-bromobutane][NaSCH3] stereospecific
    inversion of
    configuration

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    A)SN1 rate = k[(S)-2-bromobutane] not stereospecific,
    but more inversion
    than retention of
    configuration

    Please see the following link for more details.

    Though option 1 as well as 2 both seem correct (reaction no doubt is SN1 due to secondary carbon involved) though nucleophile plays an important role in the stereochemistry of the reaction and the end product may be racemization product. Hence its not stereospecific.
    Please have a look on the following link:

    http://www.organic-chemistry.org/namedreactions/nucleophilic-substitution-sn1-sn2.shtm

    Richa

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