Mon June 18, 2012 By: Puneeta Budhwar

METHYL GROUP HAS a +I effect ,thus tertiary carbon atom has comparatively more partial negative charge than a primary carbon atom.Than why does it still undergo SN2 NUCLEOPHILIC rxn? Why is it still attracting a nucleophile ???pls help me..

Expert Reply
Tue June 19, 2012
Actually, in case of tertiary SN1 reaction occurs and its electrophilic and not nucleophilic (more positive charge than negative).
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