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HBr react fastest with : a) 2-methylpropan-2-ol b) propan-1-ol c) propan-2ol d) 2-methylpropan-1-ol

HBr react fastest with :
a) 2-methylpropan-2-ol
b) propan-1-ol
c) propan-2ol d) 2-methylpropan-1-ol

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
8 years ago

(a) Reactions involving cleavage of carbon-oxygen bond, (C - OH) follows the following order :

Tertiary > Secondry > Primary

Abhinav
15 Points
3 years ago
More the stable carbocation of given compound more fast reaction...
So,
2methylpropan-2-ol is correct answer.(3° carbcation)

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