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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    A student is discerning whether a reaction involving an alkane proceeds through an SN1 or an SN2 mechanism. Upon studying the products, the student concludes the reaction is proceeding through an SN1 mechanism. Which of the following pieces of evidence could the student be using to make this claim?

     

    A

    The reaction produces a racemic mixture.

    B

    The reaction produces an alkene.

    C

    The reaction takes place under basic conditions.

    D

    The primary reactant is a secondary alkyl group.




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