Nucleophilic Substitution at Saturated Carbon Problems...you should also do the substitution problems found in question sets 9 and 11.

1. Which of the following statements describes the nucleophilic substitution product obtained from the following reaction of S-2-bromobutane with ammonia  in a non-polar solvent?

(a) This reaction yields R-2-aminobutane as the major substitution product.
(b) This reaction yields S-2-aminobutane as the major substitution product.
(c) This reaction yields a racemic mixture as the major substitution products.
2. Which of the following compounds will react faster in a SN1 reaction?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) Both compounds will have the same reaction rate.
3. Which of the following compounds will react faster in a SN2 reaction?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) Both compounds will have the same reaction rate.
4. What is the major product expected from the following reaction?

5. Which of the following compounds would react most readily by the SN2 mechanism?
6. What is the major product expected from the following synthetic sequence?

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