SN1 With Hydride Shift

by James


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Dietmar July 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

There is some water formed in the second step, which will immidiately react with HCl to form H3O+ and Cl- ions. Are these H3O+ ions also going to react with the alcohol?


Gabriel March 25, 2015 at 12:23 am

James, you are a life saver. I don’t know why they don’t teach us the rules in class, I had no idea that the H is preferred to move over the C bond, and also had no idea of where the positive charge was likely to move to. Thanks so much! keep working hard


James March 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Glad I could help!!


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