Answer to Question #12068 in Organic Chemistry for rak173
Which statement applies to Sn1 reactions where a protic solvent such as water or an alcohol also acts as the nucleophile?
a. the nucleophile replaces the leaving group without change in its structure
b. the conjugate base of the nucleophile replaces the leaving group
c. such reactions are not possible because the solvent would prefer to act as a Bronsted acid
d. such reactions are not possible because water and alcohols are weak nucleophiles
e. none of the above applies