water is a weak nucleophile then why hydrolysis of isopropylchloride can undergo SN1 & SN2 both it should only undergo sn1 reaction as nucleophile is weak kindly explain...

Asked by araima2001 | 11th Jun, 2017, 07:56: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Araima,
Isopropyl chloride is a secondary chloride, hence tend to undergo both SN1 and SN2 reactions depending on the conditions deployed.
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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 15th Jun, 2017, 05:04: PM