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Reactions of Alkyl Halides

Reactions of Conjugated Species

Carbocation formation is more favored with allylic or benzylic leaving groups than for the formation of typical alkyl cations because the vinyl or benzyl group is able to release electrons by resonance to stabilize the carbocation. For this reason, allylic and benzylic alkyl halides are ideal substrates for the SN1 mechanism.







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