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why the reactivity of primary Alcohals is greater than secondary alcohals incase of clevage of C-H bond?

why the reactivity of primary Alcohals is greater than secondary alcohals incase of clevage of C-H bond?

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Kamlesh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 60 Points
7 years ago
Due to less +I effect of one alkyl group there is less negative charge over oxygen atom hence primary alcohol easily loose H ion but in secondary alcohol due to greater + I effect of two alkyl groups there is more negative charge over oxygen atom hence does not loose H ion easily.
so primary alcohol is more reactive than secondary alcohol.


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