In prep. of ethers why nucleophile say, 'I' attacks least substituted carbon?

Asked by Aditi Gupta | 9th Mar, 2012, 06:29: PM

Expert Answer:

The reason is steric hindrence. To avoid steric hindrence, the nucleophile attacks at least substituted carbon.

Answered by  | 10th Mar, 2012, 09:43: AM

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