The expression "SN1" is the abbreviation of "unimolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction", one of the most common reactions in organic chemistry. As a fundamental reaction type, the mechanism of SN1 reaction has long been clear to the researchers, and the rate of the reaction concluded from the mechanism is quite simple. According to the mechanism, the rate of an "ideal" SN1 reaction is only proportional to the concentration of the substrate, which can be expressed as the following formula: rate=k[RX] ([RX] is the concentration of the substrate). However, experiments have shown some exceptions including some of which follow the formula at the early period of the reaction but change the rates later (O. T. Benfey, E. D. Hughes, and C. K.…
The goal of this lab was to conduct the reaction of 2-methyl-2-butanol with HCl to form 2-chloro-2-methylbutane, and to understand Sn1 and Sn2 reactions, in terms of how they are different and why one is more likely to happen over the other. The OH group in 2-methl-2-butanol is attached to a tertiary Carbon, meaning the reaction should occur via Sn1, a two-step reaction, and Cl should replace the OH group, to form a tertiary halide. HCl was added to 2-methyl-2-butanol and then several…
Chemical reactions are a process that involves, rearranging the molecular structure of substances to create new ones. There are 3 types of chemical reactions, firstly there's synthesis, (e.g. 2Na + Cl2 → 2NaCl); then, the other type of reaction is decomposition (CaCO3 → CaO + CO2); and finally there is combustion. Combustion is a rapid chemical combination of a substance (fuel) with oxygen, including the production of heat and light (e.g. CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O). In these types…
A Wittig Reaction of trans-Cinnamaldehyde
Statement of Question:
What is the stereochemistry in the Wittig product, and why is it formed?
There were two possible stereochemical outcomes for this experiment, either cis, (E,Z), or trans, (E,E). The cis product, (E,Z), would form if the double bond and phenyl group added to the same side. The trans product, E,E), would form if the double bond and phenyl group were to add to the opposite sides. The product of…
Nucleophilic substitution reaction is that in which attacking nucleophile replaces a leaving group.
Attacking nucleophile: specie with an electron free pair or negative charge and ability to replace already present nucleophile i.e OH-
Leaving group: A specie with electron deficiency or positive charge, negative charge i.e Cl-
What is SN1 Reaction:-
SN1 indicates the unimolecular nucleophilic substitution reactions. Their rate determining step of the mechanism depends…
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of the reaction. To do this, you should complete the following table:
Experiment [tBuCl]0 (M) [OH-]0 (M) Time (s) Reaction rate (M/s) Rate constant (s-1)
1 0.03 0.003 65 4.89 · 10-5 1.62 · 10-3
2 0.03 0.006 213 3.15 · 10-5 1.05 · 10-3
3 0.03 0.009 362 2.96 · 10-5 9.85 · 10-4
What is the dependence of [OH-] on the rate law?
The effect of the increased or decreased [OH-] on the rate law is very minimal. As the concentration of OH- is increasing, the rate of reaction…
Examining Substitution Reactions of Several Alcohol-Containing Compounds
Several Experiments were performed using substitutions reactions with hydrogen halides. These results and favor methods or pathways for the several alcohols were observed and will be discussed.
Introduction for all the material
Scheme 1. Substitution of 3-(m-tolyl)propan-1-ol to form 1-(3-bromopropyl )-3-methylbenzene.
Aromatic materials used in this reaction has high boiling point thus the reaction was heated…
The purpose of the experiment was to examine the reactivity’s of several different substrates under SN2 reaction conditions.
All of the SN2 reaction mechanisms react the exact same way. The nucleophile sodium iodide attacks the delta positive alpha carbon forming an intermediate that has a partially formed C-I bond and a partially broken bond between carbon and the delta negative leaving group. The stereochemistry is inverted at the alpha carbon as the C-I bond fully forms. Then…
Thus only NB atom can be protonated.
Gabriel Amine Synthesis (Preparation of 1o amines)
The Gabriel Amine synthesis is a three-step organic reaction that converts an alkyl halide to a primary amine. The advantage offered by Gabriel Amine synthesis is that it avoids poly-alkylation.
Step 1: acid-base reaction.
The acidic phthalimide molecule gets deprotonated by a strong base. The strength of an acid depends on the stability of the conjugate base. The negative charge on the conjugate base…