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One more equation question for SN
« on: September 08, 2004, 01:12:44 PM »
Got one more question, I have here: 1-methylcyclopentanol + NaI in acetone (at 25 degrees C). Would this be substitution again with the I taking the place of the OH? SN1?

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Re:One more equation question for SN
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2004, 01:33:16 PM »
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Re:One more equation question for SN
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2004, 02:07:57 PM »
Everything about the system favors SN2 except the fact that it's a tertiary alcohol.  I'm not sure, but I think there would be no reaction.  There's nothing to make the OH a good leaving group either, so SN1 isn't going to happen.  It's possible that you could get a little bit of E2, but not much.

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