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The mechanisms

Nucleophilic substitution: SN1 2-Chloro-2-methylpropane and aqueous sodium hydroxide
Nucleophilic substitution: SN2 Chloromethane and aqueous sodium hydroxide
Electrophilic addition Ethene and bromine
Electrophilic addition: Markovnikov addition Propene and bromine (to follow)
Electrophilic substitution Benzene and nitric acid with concentrated sulphuric acid
Nucleophilic addition Ethanal and cyanide ions (to follow)

 

JRG Beavon 2000


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