I understand that a protic solvent is able to stabilize a transition state by forming hydrogen bonds with the leaving group, but my question is how or when do you know a protic solvent can increase or decrease the rate of a reaction?
I think this also has something to do with solvent polarity but I'm a bit unsure about this as well
EDIT: actually I think I might have come across something, so basically if you have a more polarized solvent then the rate of reaction will increase? and vice versa? Also I think I know why but, again, I am not too sure. If anyone could let me know that would be Awesome!!!