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In the Following Pairs of Halogen Compounds, Which Compound Undergoes Faster SN1 Reaction? - Chemistry

In the following pairs of halogen compounds, which compound undergoes faster SN1 reaction?

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Solution 1

The alkyl halide (I) is 2° while (II) is 1°. 2° carbocation is more stable than 1° carbocation. Therefore, (I), 2−chloroheptane, undergoes faster SN1 reaction than (II), 1-chlorohexane.

Solution 2

react faster due to greater stability of 2º carbocation over 1º carbocation.

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 10 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Q 8.2 | Page 307
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