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Homework Help: Reactivity of haloalkane to SN1 reaction

  1. Oct 12, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    in my book, it states that the reactivity of haloalkane in ascending order is C6H5CH(CL)CH3 <CH3)3 CCL <C6H5(CH3)2 CL .....

    this involve formation of carbocation as intermediate , so i the lesser the partial negative charge on C atom during formation of carbocation ,the more stable it is , and the more reactive towards SN1 reaction.

    my ans is C6H5CH(CL)CH3 < C6H5(CH3)2 CL < CH3)3 CCL

    Which is correct?
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 17, 2014 #2
    Thanks for the post! Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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