The Student Room Group

Nucleophilic substitution of 1-bromobutane mechanism (aqueous)

This is how i wrote out the mechanism when doing the question, however the intermediate state is slightly different to the answers and i was wondering if it mattered or not.
chem1.jpg
chem2.PNG
:yum:
(edited 10 months ago)
Reply 1
No it shouldn't matter at this level, the OH- nucleophile performs a backside attack due to sterics so their answer is more correct, however the geometry hasnt been assigned so i doubt it would matter - it becomes more important when youre considering geometry/sterics
(edited 10 months ago)
Reply 2
Original post by callphd
No it shouldn't matter at this level, the OH- nucleophile performs a backside attack due to sterics so their answer is correct more correct, however the geometry hasnt been assigned so i doubt it would matter - it becomes more important when youre considering geometry/sterics


Thanks :smile:

Quick Reply

Latest