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Mon September 10, 2012 By: Prkriti Gupta
 

why the reactivity of HX(halogen acid )in the following reaction R-OH+HX=R-X+H2O DECREASES IN THE ORDER HI>HBR>HCL or the alcohols for given halogen acid have the order tertiary>secondary>primary?

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Mon September 17, 2012
Because of large size of I ,than Br and Cl.
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