Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

SN2 reaction of alkyl halides with hydroxide ions to give alcohols

Description: Alkyl halides (or tosylates) will react with hydroxide ions to give alcohols. This is an SN2 reaction.

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4 thoughts on “SN2 reaction of alkyl halides with hydroxide ions to give alcohols

  1. In “Examples”, the third product down should be the alcohol (R-pentan-2-ol), not the alkyl halide as you have it shown.

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