Polar Reaction Mechanisms: Types & Examples


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Which of the following is a characteristic of SN2 mechanisms?

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1. For an E2 reaction, why is a trans isomer alkene formed?

2. What is the name of the positively charged, intermediate chemical species formed in organic SN1 and E1 reactions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Polar reaction mechanisms will be the subject of this interactive quiz and its attached worksheet. Highlighted areas on the quiz include a characteristic of SN2 mechanisms and the formation of a 'trans' isomer alkene in an E2 reaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following study points will be addressed:

  • Organic SN1 and E1 reactions
  • The way SN2 organic reaction mechanisms function
  • The 'E' in E1 and E2 mechanisms

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about polar reaction mechanisms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding E1 and E2 mechanisms
  • Making connections - use understanding of an E2 reaction and how it's connected to the formation of a 'trans' isomer alkene

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Polar Reaction Mechanisms: Types & Examples will teach you more about these important study topics:

  • Definition of reaction mechanism
  • The functions of nucleophiles and electrophiles
  • The processes associated with S1, E1 and E2 mechanisms
  • Illustrations and explanations of reactions
  • The applications of polar reaction mechanisms