WHY BENZYLLIC HALIDES UNDERGOES SN1 AND NOT SN2?

Asked by AKHIL JAIN | 9th Feb, 2011, 12:00: AM

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Benzyl halides react quickly by SN1 reactions because their carbocations are unusually stable due to their resonance forms which delocalize charge over an extended p system.
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Answered by  | 9th Feb, 2011, 12:16: PM

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