# How can I difference between substitution and elimination reactions?

Mar 23, 2018

Subtitution vs Elimination

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to differentiate between a substitution and elimination is by looking at the bond or the ${H}^{+}$.
When substitution occurs, the ${H}^{+}$ will be subtituted with other atom.
$C H 3 C H 2 C H 3$ + $C l 2$ ---> $C H 2 C l C H 2 C H 3$

As for elimination, when this reaction occur which mostly involve alkane, new bondwill appear.

substitution=an atom is subtituted with another atom
elimination=a new bond appear from alkane