Class 12 Chemistry Haloalkanes and Haloarenes Substitution reaction in halo alkanes

Substitution reaction in halo alkanes

Nucleophilic substitution reactions are most common reactions of alkyl halides.

The most common nucleophiles are OH- , CN-, NO2-, SH-, NH2-, OR- and RCOO-

Following are some examples:

Nucleophilic substitution may take place in two ways:

1. SN1 Mechanism

2. SN2 Mechanism

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