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Provide a neatly drawn mechanism for the following S_N1 reaction, using curved arrows to show the...

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Provide a neatly drawn mechanism for the following {eq}S_N1{/eq} reaction, using curved arrows to show the movement of pairs of electrons and the structure of reactive intermediates.

Alcohols to alkyl halides:

Alcohols are a reactive group of organic compounds. Alcohols will react with hydrobromic acid (HBr) to give alkyl bromides. For example, 2 ?butanol will react with HBr to gibe 2-bromobutane.

Answer and Explanation:

The mechanism of the SN1 reaction is given below.

Step 1: Protonation of the hydroxy group using HBr.

Step 2: Loss of water as the leaving...

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Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion
Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion

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Chapter 10 / Lesson 1
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