SN2 Reaction vid Bimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution Part 3

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 14 Bimolecular substitution is a fast reaction which requires a good leaving group. Or at least one that can be kicked out easily. However, when faced with a bad leaving group, you must first ‘bribe’ the atom turning into a more willing leaving group before proceeding with the reaction. This […]

SN2 Reaction Chirality and Mechanism of Bimolecular Substitution Part 2

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 13 When starting with a chiral alkyl halide, the SN2 reaction will undergo a backside attack and thus an inversion in chirality. This video shows you a breakdown of the chiral inversion to help you understand how easily to identify chiral SN2 reaction products. (Watch on YouTube: SN2 Part 2. […]

SN2 Reaction Rate and Mechanism Bimolecular Substitution Part 1

SN1 SN2 E1 Series: Video 12 The first of 3 SN2 videos, this video gives you a detailed overview of the bimolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction, reaction rate, step by step mechanism. Pay special attention to the features that determine an SN2 reaction and the potential chirality of the final product.   (Watch on YouTube: SN2 […]