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. Which compound in each of the following pairs will react faster in SN2 reaction with -OH? Why? (i) CH3Br or CH3I (ii) (CH3)3CCl or CH3Cl

. Which compound in each of the following pairs will react faster in SN2 reaction with -OH? Why?

(i) CH3Br or CH3I
(ii) (CH3)3CCl or CH3Cl

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
Here the base is strong therefore strong base favours SN2 reaction provided it is attacking the primary or secondary carbon atom.
(1)for the first case the fater will be with respect to CH3I because the I- is easily removed
(2)CH3Cl is a primary substrate therefore it will react faster with respect to (CH3)3CCl where elimination will occur

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