# Exercises

Exercise

What is the deciding effect of a solvent that is adequate for $SN1$ reactions?

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 It stabilizes the nucleophile and the intermediate stage. No, sorry. It stabilizes the nucleophile. Sorry, that is wrong. It stabilizes the product and the intermediate carbocation. No. It stabilizes the transition state of the rate-determining step. Correct!
Exercise

Solvents can stabilize ions well if they are ...

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 ... non-polar. Sorry, that is wrong. ... bipolar. No, sorry. ... cold. No. ... polar. Yes, that is correct! ... antarctic. Sorry, that is wrong.
Exercise

Which measure describes the polarity of solvents?

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 Electric constant. Sorry, that is wrong. Dielectric constant. Correct. Boiling point. No, sorry. Solubility. Sorry, that is wrong. Hammond constant. No, sorry.
Exercise

In which solvents do $SN1$ reactions proceed rapid?