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Which bromide reacts fastest in SN2 reactions watch

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    CH3BR or CH3CH2BR

    They are both primary alkyl halides but one has a longer chain so which one reacts fastest?
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    (Original post by jaffacakes101)
    CH3BR or CH3CH2BR

    They are both primary alkyl halides but one has a longer chain so which one reacts fastest?
    What effect does attaching an alkyl chain to a molecule have?
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    (Original post by alow)
    What effect does attaching an alkyl chain to a molecule have?
    Theres a greater inductive effect? So is the answer CH3CH2BR?
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    (Original post by jaffacakes101)
    Theres a greater inductive effect? So is the answer CH3CH2BR?
    I'd go with methyl bromide being faster. A nucleophile will want to attack the more positive carbon centre, along with sterics.
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    (Original post by alow)
    I'd go with methyl bromide being faster. A nucleophile will want to attack the more positive carbon centre, along with sterics.
    Thanks for your help
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    Thanks for your help
    No problem
 
 
 
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