Why weak bases are good living groups?

Why weak bases are good living groups?


1 Answers

Suneeta Sharma
24 Points
11 years ago

A good leaving group is which is stable enough to be able to fend for itself once it separates from the originial molecule. Therefore, the more stable the LG after it has left, the "better" the leaving group is. It is because the weak base has the ability to hold on to extra electrons more easily and is also less likey to be protonated that it is the best leaving group.

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

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


Get your questions answered by the expert for free