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Offline MaxwellIron26

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Solvation and Substitution Reactions
« on: February 10, 2021, 10:16:00 PM »
Hello,

I came across a problem in my textbook asking about the major product of 1-bromo-2-methylcyclohexane and solvated potassium hydroxide. I thought that the reaction might occur via a SN2 pathway, but apparently it is a SN1 reaction. Does solvated, in this case, mean that the NaOH has ionized and been surrounded by a solvent that might hinder it, thus allowing for an SN1 reaction to occur?

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Re: Solvation and Substitution Reactions
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 08:32:08 AM »
Are you sure about that? You're not given additional information?

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Re: Solvation and Substitution Reactions
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 02:20:10 PM »
Was there any stereochemical information (cis or trans) about the substrate given?  Is it part of the problem that the mechanism is known to be SN1?

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