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Question:

Predict the product for the following reaction.

Formation of nitriles:

Alkyl halides can be transformed into nitriles. When alky halides such as alkyl bromide react with sodium or potassium cyanide, a nitrile is formed. This is substitution reaction that forms a new carbon-carbon bond.

Answer and Explanation:

The product of the reaction is shown below:

Step 1: SN2 between the alkyl bromide and the sodium cyanide. Cyanide is the nucleophile and bromide...

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