SN1 SN2 E1 E2 comprise the most difficult set of reactions you'll learn in organic chemistry.
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Amra Dean says
hello Leah I just came across your website, and I’m confused, as I was taught that SN1 reactions forms two racemic mixtures, but you didn’t mention it so I was a bit confused. could you pls clarify this for me thx.
how is the product achiral?
ShallyRose Maranan says
Hi Leah.. This really helped me a lot since I am new in this subject. I fully understand now the mechanism in SN1 and SN2..
Sorry that I am visiting your site after a long gap
Leah you explain these reactions so well! Sometimes it seems simple to memorize what SN1 and SN2 reactions are until you get questions on these and realize that you don’t actually understand it as well as you think! Thanks for making these reactions understandable!!!!
That’s EXACTLY my goal Anaika. To ensure you GET it rather than memorize. Glad you enjoyed it