Isotope exchange reaction between NaCl-36 and triphenyltin chloride in dioxane-water (8020% w/w) and ethanol-water (9010% w/w) mixed solvents has been studied at 25, 35 and 50 °C. The exchange reaction was found to proceed via a bimolecular SN2, limiting mechanism with reaction rates depending on the solvent used. Inhibition of the exchange in ethanol-water is probably due to solvation of chloride ion through hydrogen bond formation. The rate laws for the exchange reactions are: Re=3.24×109 e–65550/RT [Rh3SnCl] [NaCl] in dioxanewater and Re=6.61×108 e–69600/RT [Ph3SnCl] [NaCl] in ethanol-water, where is the degree of dissociation of NaCl and Re is the rate of exchange in mol l–1 s–1. The activation parameters H*, S* and G* are reported.