7.7 Distinguishing Between SN1 / SN2 / E1 / E2

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    SN2 E2 SN1 E1
    Substrate CH3 > 1o > 2o 3o > 2o > 1o 3o > 2o 3o > 2o
    Nucleophile/Base strong nuc strong base weak nuc weak base
    Solvent polar aprotic polar aprotic* polar protic polar protic
    Leaving Group good good good good

    *E2 reactions are slower in polar protic solvents than polar aprotic solvents but still work well in either.

    Substitution / Elimination Map

    substitution elimination 1
    substitution elimination 2

    Predict the products for the following reactions.

    product reaction 1
    product reaction 2
    product reaction 3
    product reaction 4
    product reaction 5