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write mechanism of foll. reaction nBuBr + KCN ---------> nBuCN in the presence of EtOH-H2O
Asked by rishita gajbhiye | 18 Feb, 2011, 08:38: AM
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Dear Student
Haloalkanes react with alcoholic solution of potassium cyanide (KCN) to give alkane nitriles or alkyl cyanides as the major products along with a small amount of alkyl isocyanides.
The mechanism is as follows
 
 
The Nu is CN and the R' is CH2CH2CH3 and R" and R"' are H.
 
 
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