discuss SN2 mechanism of methyl bromide using aq.KOH with energy profile diagram

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The hydrolysis of methyl bromide involves SN2 mechanism, as there is an attack of a nucleophile and so the nucleophile attacks from back side as the former side is captured by the -ve bromide ion. This reaction is single step reaction and involves substitution where the molecularity of reaction is 2 as it involves two molecules.

At first, the KOH releases the -OH -group which attacks on the +vely charged C-atom of methyl bromide from back side.



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