Why do tertiary halides react faster in SN1 mechanism but are slow to reactivity in an SN2 mechanism?
A bond making process at a tertiary carbon centre, for instance, is unlikely to be kinetically favoured, given the shrubbery around the
On the other hand, this same shrubbery is likely to favour bond-breaking kinetically, and tend to stabilize a
Hydrocarbyl substitution at carbon thus stabilizes the carbocation kinetically and thermodynamically, and favour unimolecular nucleophilic substitution.
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