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Question

Write the mechanism of the following reaction:

nBuBr + KCN     nBuCN

Solution

The given reaction is:

nBuBr + KCN     nBuCN

The given reaction is an SN2 reaction. In this reaction, CN acts as the nucleophile and attacks the carbon atom to which Br is attached. CN ion is an ambident nucleophile and can attack through both C and N. In this case, it attacks through the C-atom.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 10: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Q: 15 | Page no. 311
Solution Write the mechanism of the following reaction Concept: Chemical Reactions of Haloalkanes and Haloarenes - Reactions of Haloalkanes - Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions.
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