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Which Alkyl Halide from the Following Pair is Chiral and Undergoes Faster Sn2 Reaction? - Chemistry

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Which alkyl halide from the following pair is chiral and undergoes faster SN2 reaction?

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Solution

Among the given pair of compounds, alkyl halide (b) has a chiral centre.

The alkyl halide (a) does not contain a chiral centre and and it also gives faster SN2 reaction as SN2 is more favourable in primary alkyl halides.

Concept: Amines - Chemical Reactions of Amines - Alkylation and Acylation
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