SN2 reaction of amines with alkyl chlorides to give ammonium salts

by James

Description: Amines will react with alkyl halides to give ammonium salts. Importantly, this occurs even if only one equivalent of the alkyl halide and amine are used.
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Petr Menzel May 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Hi, in Description is written “+ salt”. What kind of salt is created? I suppose that there is 2 HX? Thx, P.

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James May 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

The “salt” is the ammonium salts that form during deprotonation of the amine.

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