Most reactive nucleophile from the following is? 

Asked by dineshchem108 | 20th May, 2019, 11:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Options C and D:

There are two and three -CH3 groups are attached respectively will exert +I effect.
As due to +I effect of the -CH3 groups, (CH3)2CHO and (CH3)3CO are stronger bases.
But due to the steric hindrance both are weaker nucleophiles 

Options A and B:
C6H5O is a weaker nucleophile due to resonance.
CH3Ois small in size hence stronger nucleophile than rest of others.

Answered by Ramandeep | 22nd May, 2019, 12:45: PM