SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 3
When determining between substitution and elimination reactions, the first and most important aspect to analyze is the alkyl chain.
Understanding how the position of the leaving group impacts reactions will help you determine which reaction types are possible and which reactions to rule out.
Watch this video for a detailed explanation:
(Watch on YouTube: Alkyl Analysis. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)
This is Video 3 in the Nucleophilic Substitution and Beta Elimination Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.
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