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Why we use POLAR APROTIC solvents for SN2 reactions and POLAR PROTIC solvents for SN1 reactions ?

Why we use POLAR APROTIC solvents for SN2
reactions and POLAR PROTIC solvents for SN1 reactions ?
 
 
 

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Drake
277 Points
7 years ago
Because carbocation is formed in sn1 hence we need a solvent which provides H+ . 
 
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