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(+)-2-chloro-2-phenylethane in toluene racemises slowly in the pre ence of mall amount of SbCl5, due to the formation of (A) Carbanion (B) Carbene (C) Free-radical (D) Carbocation

(+)-2-chloro-2-phenylethane in toluene racemises slowly in the pre ence of mall amount of SbCl5, due to the formation
of
(A) Carbanion (B) Carbene (C) Free-radical (D) Carbocation

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
one year ago
Dear student

The answer is option d

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
one year ago
In presence of toulene, (+)-1-chloro-1-phenylethane reacts with small amount of antimony pentachloride(SbCl5) to form phenyl-ethane carbocation.
C6H5-CH(Cl)CH3 + SbCl5 ---> [C6H5-CH-CH3]+ + [SbCl6]-
Formation of this carbocation leads to racemization of (+)-1-chloro-1-phenylethane in toulene.

 

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