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Goal of Today’s Lab • To do a several simple organic reaction with organic halides to find which undergoes SN1 and SN2 mechanism. • Usage of “HYPERCHEM” to build molecular modeling.
Organic Halides • R – X is the general formula for organic halides. R = alkyl or aryl; X = F, Cl, Br & I • Most of the organic halides are creatures of the laboratory. • Only few of them have been isolated from natural products.
Organic Halides – Uses Organohalogen compounds are important for several reason: • Versatile reagents in organic synthesis. • Can be converted into alkenes by dehydrohalogenation. • As solvents (CH2Cl2, CHCl3) • Insecticides, herbicides, fire retardants. • Refrigerants and Polymers.
Nucleophilic Substitution • Ethyl bromide reacts with hydroxide ion to give ethanol. • OH- is the nucleophile. • Bromide ion is called leaving group. • One covalent bond is broken and one new bond is formed
Nucleophilic Substitution • Nucleophile is an electron rich species. • Nucleophiles can be classified according to the kind of atom that forms a new covalent bond. 1. Oxygen nucleophile (HO-, CH3O- …) 2. Nitrogen nucleophiles (NH3, RNH2…) 3. Sulfur nucleophiles (HS-, RS- …) 4. Halogen nucleophiles (I- …)
Nucleophilic Substitution • If the nucleophile and substrate are neutral, the product will be positively charged. • If the nucleophile is a negative ion and substrate is neutral, the product will be neutral. • The unshared pair of electron in the nucleophile can be used to make new covalent bond.
Nucleophilic Substitution • In principle, these reactions may be reversible. • Because the leaving group also has an unshared pair of electron and that can be used to make a new covalent bond.
Nucleophilic Substitution • We use various method to force the reaction to go in forward direction. 1. Stronger nucleophilecompared to the leaving group. 2. large excess of one of the reagent 3. Temperature
Nucleophilic Substitution • There are some limitations: 1. What kind of hybridized carbon it is??? 2. What kind of nucleophile it is???
Nucleophilic Substitution No Nucleophilic Substitution will occur on the carbon which has double bond and triple bond in which leaving group is attached
Nucleophilic Substitution Nucleophile is same but there is difference in of carbon which has leaving group.
Nucleophilic Substitution Nucleophile is different but the carbon which has leaving group is same.
Mechanisms • There are two nucleophilic substitution mechanism: SN1 and SN2. • They depend on: structure of a nucleophile and alkyl halide; the solvent; the reaction temperature…
SN2 Mechanism • It’s a one step process. • The nucleophile attacks from the back side of C – L bond. • Nucleophile and the leaving group partly bonded to the carbon at transition state. • Departure of the leaving group.
SN2 Mechanism • “S & N” stands for Nucleophilic Substitution. • 2 indicates the reaction is bimolecular i.e. the nucleophile and the substrate are involved in the key step.
Factors influencing Rate of SN2 Reaction • Concentration of the nucleophile and concentration of substrate increases the rate.
Factors influencing Rate of SN2 Reaction • Reaction is fastest when the alkyl halide is primary; intermediate for secondary and slower for tertiary. • Because the formation of the transition state is easy for primary compare to tertiary. 1 > 2 > 3
SN1 Mechanism • It’s a two step mechanism. • Formation of the carbocation is first step and which is slow. • Second step is the fast i.e. the combination of carbocation with the nucleophile forms product.
SN1 Mechanism • “S & N” stands for Nucleophilic Substitution. • 1 indicate that only one of the two reactant is involved in the rate determining step i.e. formation of carbocation.
Factors influencing Rate of SN1 Reaction • Rate of the reaction does not depend on the concentration of the nucleophile. • It depends only on the concentration of the substrate.
Factors influencing Rate of SN1 Reaction • Reaction is fastest when the alkyl group of the substrate is tertiary and intermediate for secondary and slower for primary. • Because formed carbocation is more stable in tertiary carbon compared to primary. 3 > 2 > 1
SN1 and SN2 Comparison • Polar protic solvents favor SN1 reaction e.g. H2O • Polar aprotic solvent favor SN2 reaction e.g. Acetone, DMF, DMSO
SN1 and SN2 Comparison • If the nucleophile is strong; then SN2 is favored. 1. HO- > HOH 2. HS- > HO- 3. NH3 > H2O > HF
SN1 and SN2 Comparison • If the carbon bearing the leaving group is stereogenic: 1. SN1 reaction occurs with loss of optical activity (that is, with racemization) 2. SN2 reaction occurs with inversion of configuration.
Part 1 - Procedure • Label seven small test tubes. • Take 0.1 mL (1 ml = 20 drops) or 100 mg of each sample. • Quickly add 1 mL of 18 % NaI and note the time. • Put a stopper and shake it gently • Again note the time of first appearance of any solid.
Part 1 - Procedure • If there is no solid for 5 min. or more than 5 min. then keep the test tube on a water bath (~ 50 ) and watch for any reaction. • Empty the tubes and rinse it with alcohol.
Part 1 - Procedure • Label seven small test tubes. • Take 0.1 mL (1 ml = 20 drops) or 100 mg of each sample. • Quickly add 1 mL of 1 % ethanolic silver nitrate solution and note the time. • Put a stopper and shake it gently. • Again note the time of first appearance of any solid.
Part 1 - Procedure • If there is no solid for 5 min. or more than 5 min. then keep the test tube on a water bath (~ 50 ) and watch for any reaction.
Effect of Solvent • Take 0.1 mL of 2-chlorobutane in a small test tube • Quickly add 1 mL of 1 % silver nitrate in water : alcohol (50:50) mixture, note time. • Shake it gently. • Note the time of first appearance of solid
Results • Analyze the results by: 1. Nature of leaving group 2. Structure of the substrate. 3. Unhindered primary Vs hindered primary 4. Simple tertiary Vs Cage like tertiary. 5. Effect of polarity 6. Effect of temperature
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Part – II • Make models of a simple organic compounds. • Find its dihedral angle and energy for different conformations.
Notes • Your test tube should be very, very dry. • You do not need to weigh exactly 100 mg or 0.1 mL. • One of the halides was prepared by you in the Experiment #7.
Criteria of the Lab Note Book • Organization and format (see instructions in the lab manual). • Table of contents. • Pages numbered and dated. • Data tables. • Corrections. • Neatness.