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(CH3)3CCl + AgNO3 + C2H5OH ---------->> ??

(CH3)3CCl  + AgNO3  + C2H5OH ---------->> ??

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Snehashis Parashar
36 Points
9 years ago

The products will be (CH3)3COC2H5 + AgCl + HNO3

In this case, the reaction mechanism is SN1, the slow step being the breaking of the carbon-halogen bond. The carbocation then reacts rapidly with alcohol to form the ether. 

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