For each pair of compounds, state which compound is the better SN2 substrate.
(a) 2-methyl-1-iodopropane or tert-butyl iodide
(b) cyclohexyl bromide or 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane
(c) 2-bromobutane or isopropyl bromide
(d) 1-chloro-2,2-dimethylbutane or 2-chlorobutane
(e) 1-iodobutane or 2-iodopropane
(a) The better substrate compound is -
It is primary alkyl halide. Hence better compound for reaction because alkyl halide reacts faster by reaction than or alkyl halide
(b) The better substrate compound is -
It is secondary substrate and 1-bromo-1-methylcyclohexane is tertiary substrate. Thus cyclohexyl bromide is better because alkyl halide reacts faster by reaction than alkyl halide.
(c) The better substrate compound is -
It is better substrate than 2-bromobutane because 2-bromobutane is bulky group than Isopropyl bromide because alkyl...