Thank you for registering.

One of our academic counsellors will contact you within 1 working day.

Please check your email for login details.
MY CART (5)

Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

ITEM
DETAILS
MRP
DISCOUNT
FINAL PRICE
Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping

why tertiary hydrogen is more reactive than secondary or primary

why tertiary hydrogen is more reactive than secondary or primary

Grade:11

2 Answers

SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

Dear student,

The single tertiary hydrogen "b" is nearly as susceptible as the six, primary "a" hydrogens, and almost doubly susceptible as any of the three, also-primary "d" hydrogens, illustrating the radical stability differences between tertiary and primary hydrogens.

 

Please feel free to ask your queries here. We are all IITians and here to help you in your IIT JEE preparation.

All the best.

Win exciting gifts by answering the questions on Discussion Forum. So help discuss any query on askiitians forum and become an Elite Expert League askiitian.

Now you score 5+15 POINTS by uploading your Pic and Downloading the Askiitians Toolbar  respectively : Click here to download the toolbar..

 

Askiitians Expert

Sagar Singh

B.Tech, IIT Delhi

 
mae
15 Points
2 years ago
 
To determine why a third dergree hydrogen is reactive we remove it.
A third degree hydrogen or tertiary hydrogen when removed will give us a tertiary carbocation.
A second degree hydrogen when removed will give us a seconday carbocation.
A first degree hydrogen or primary hydrogen when removed will give us a primary carbocation.
 
And a tertiary carbocation is favoured more as it is more stable than a secondary carbocation or a first degree carbocation thus, Third degree hydrogens are most reactive.
 

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free