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Alkyl Halides

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Alkyl halides undergo substitution reactions and a variety of other reactions as well. The type of reaction that occurs depends on a variety of factors. The structural integrity of the alkyl group to which the halogen is attached plays an important role in determining the type of product that is likely to result. A reaction involving t-butyl bromide is given below:

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Which of the following is characteristic of a typical SN2 reaction?

A Rate = k [alkyl halide]
B Inversion of configuration
C Carbocation intermediate
D Unimolecular mechanism
Ans. B The inversion of configuration (at the stereogenic carbon involved in the substitution) is a characteristic of SN2 reactions.

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