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Leaving Group

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  • 1. The ligand in the substrate replaced by the nucleophile in a nucleophilic substitution, before and after the reaction, is called the leaving group.

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    2. The ligand in the substrate that leaves with a H+ in a 1,1-elimination or in a 1,2-elimination, before and after the reaction, is called the leaving group.

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