Tag : Sn2 and Sn1 Mechanisms

Preparation of 1-Bromobutane and 2-Chloro-2-Methylbutane Using Sn2 and Sn1 Mechanisms

Written by Katrina Abstract: Haloalkanes are being used every day in the industry: as household solvents reagents, anesthetics, freons, and pesticides to name a few. These haloalkanes can be produced through nucleophilic substitution reactions also known as SN2 and SN1 reactions and it was through this that the haloalkanes 1-bromobutane and 2-chloro-2methylbutane were produced. An SN2 reaction was first carried out to synthesize 1-bromobutane from 1-butanol with the help of hydrobromic acid. The obtained percent yield of the product 1-bromobutane […]