Hi would anybody be able to help me explain why does the Cl- take the place of the OH-I in this reaction. The example we have is 2-methylpropan-2-ol reacting with hcl to get 2-chloro-2-methylpropane. So far I have written the hydrogen in the hydrochloric acid is delta positive so it is attracted to the lone pairs of electrons on the hydroxyl group, which gets rid of the water.
Nucleophilic Substitution Watch
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- 23-01-2017 22:53
- 23-01-2017 23:40
I think this is the mechanism - ask any questions if needed