Problem: Rank the SN2 reaction rate of the following species.CH3CH2ICH3CH2OHCH3CH2Cl

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Rate of SN2 reaction → depends on type of leaving group

  • strong base  strong leaving group
    • I- > Cl-  I is bigger than Cl
  • OH  poor leaving group
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Rank the SN2 reaction rate of the following species.

CH3CH2I

CH3CH2OH

CH3CH2Cl


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