Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Arrange the following in the increasing order of their reactivity towards nucleophilic addition reaction: C6H5COCH3, CH3-CHO, CH3COCH3 - Chemistry

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Arrange the following in the increasing order of their reactivity towards nucleophilic addition reaction:

C6H5COCH3, CH3-CHO, CH3COCH3

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Solution

Aldehydes are generally more reactive than ketones in nucleophilic addition reactions because of steric and electronic reasons. In case of ketones, aromatic ketones are more susceptible to nucleophilic attack than aliphatic ketones.

CH3COCH3 < C6H5COCH3 < CH3CHO

Concept: Aldehydes and Ketones - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Nucleophilic Addition Reactions
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