Problem: In which of the solvents below would the reaction shown take place at the fastest rate? CH3CH2CH2CH2Br   +   NaCN   →   CH 3CH2CH2CH2CN  + NaBr a) ethanol  b) acetic acid c) dimethyl sulfoxide d) water

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In which of the solvents below would the reaction shown take place at the fastest rate?

CH3CH2CH2CH2Br   +   NaCN   →   CH 3CH2CH2CH2CN  + NaBr

a) ethanol 

b) acetic acid

c) dimethyl sulfoxide

d) water

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