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CBSE Class 12-science Answered

Most reactive nucleophile from the following is? 

Asked by dineshchem108 | 20 May, 2019, 11:46: PM
Expert Answer
Explanation:
 
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.
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