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SN2 - Second-order Nucleophilic Substitution

ChemieOrganische ChemieSubstitution

This learning unit deals with second-order nucleophilic substitutions (SN2). The mechanism, applications, and parameters that influence the SN2 reaction are discussed.


  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • The second-order nucleophilic substitution, its mechanism and applications.
  • How SN2 reactions may be controlled.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

kinetics, alkyl halide, reaction kinetics