Which will undergo SN1 rxn faster :

Asked by  | 4th Feb, 2009, 07:28: PM

Expert Answer:

1-Phenylchloromethane will undergo SN1reaction faster than chlorobenzene because of :

1. Steric hindrance in chloro benzene is more than in 1-Phenyl chloromethane.

2. The benzylic carbocation is resonance stablised.

 

Answered by  | 6th Feb, 2009, 05:00: PM

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