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(CCl)3COH + H20 -> ? why does the above compound(chloral) undergo hydrate formation rather than Nucleophilic substitution? (CCl)3- is a good leaving group right??!!

(CCl)3COH + H20 -> ?


why does the above compound(chloral) undergo hydrate formation rather than Nucleophilic substitution? (CCl)3- is a good leaving group right??!! 

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Ravleen Kaur
askIITians Faculty 1452 Points
3 years ago
H20 is not good nucleophile to displace it.

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