CHM 2211C Chapter 11 Sample               Name: ___Answer_____   


Part M_1: Sn1 Mechanism of an Alkyl Halide             10 points


The Sn1 reaction of  2-bromo-2-methylpropane with water involves three steps. The first step is the spontaneous , unimolecular dissociation of the alkyl halide which is the rate determining step. (See figure 11.9 page 358) Show this mechanism vertically below:










Step 1








Step 2









Step 3