Nucleophilic Substitution at Saturated Carbon

SN2 Reaction: Allyl Chloride with HS -

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Picture displaying SN2 reaction

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The π framework of p orbitals provides stabilisation in the transition state. This improves the rate of the SN2 reaction and also causes the SN2 reaction to be favoured over SN1.

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Alternatively, use these links: (Substrate: Nucleophile)

Allyl chloride : SH | Benzyl chloride : SH | 2o benzyl chloride: SH | 2o allyl chloride : SH (SN2')

Other pages of interest to do with Animated Molecular Orbitals are

Introduction to Animated Molecular Orbitals | Introductory Organic Reactions

R. H. DeWolfe and W. G. Young, Chem. Rev., 1956, 56, 753–901.

J. W. Hill and A. Fry, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1962, 84, 2763–2769.