1 Answered Questions for the topic nitriles

06/26/19

#### Why do SN2 reactions of alkyl halides proceed differently with KCN and AgCN?

Alkyl halides react with $\\ce{KCN}$ to form alkyl cyanides as the main product, whereas the use of $\\ce{AgCN}$ leads to isocyanides as the chief product. Why does this happen?

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