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SN1 - First-order Nucleophilic Substitution

ChemieOrganische ChemieSubstitution

This learning unit deals with first-order nucleophilic substitutions (SN1). The mechanism, applications, and parameters that influence the SN1 reaction are discussed.


  • Dr. Henry Hildebrandt
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • The first-order nucleophilic substitution, its mechanism and applications.
  • How SN1 reactions may be controlled.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

reaction kinetics, kinetics,