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Kolbe’s reaction can be remembered as -COOH-lbe’s reaction, COOH group is added to phenol. The Williamson ether synthesis occurs by SN2 attack of an alkoxide ion on an alkyl halide. We can take help of William and his two sons to remember the mechanism. William favours Son Number 2(SN2) over Son number 1(SN1).
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