Talk:Substitution reaction

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please what are the disasventages in friedl-crsfts reactiona

Merging proposal[edit]

"Substitution (chemistry)" is nearly completely devoid of relevant information, and what is there is already on this article. Maybe consider for deletion? As for the others, they are short enough that together they could comprise one full, good article. It makes no sense for this article to have sections labelled n, e, and radical substitutions, while all the relevant, detailed information lies in other articles elsewhere. I'm not sure on this, but are the three substitutions rxns related? If so, then they should definitely be incorporated into one article. If not, then IMO this article should be considered for deletion as it is misleading, small, and redundant. Thoughts? --Malachirality 21:56, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Each substitution type should have their own article. These are big topics, despite the currently short articles. Entire books have been written about each of the substitution types and mechanisms! --Itub 13:56, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I (Tdw1203) have executed the merge. V8rik (talk) 17:49, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Feedback, please. I altered the original by simplifying, providing links to SN1 and SN2 among others. I think that the air of technical jargoneze has been improved upon. Comments?19:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)Tdw1203 (talk)


Electronic neutrality is restored when the leaving group (LG) departs with an electron pair. The principal product in this case is R-Nuc. In such reactions the nucleophile is usually electrically neutral or negatively charged, whereas the substrate is typically neutral or positively charged.

So is the substrate neutral to begin with? If not, how can neutrality be restored? I've made a guess for a correction. (talk) 19:07, 28 September 2014 (UTC)