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SN1 reaction

  1. Mar 7, 2015 #1
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    i was told that the the ascending order of the compound undergo SN1 reaction is C6H5CH(Cl)CH3 < (CH3)3 CCl < C6H5C(CH3)2 Cl... it's a past year question . I am sure tha ans is correct. Can someone explain why? Generally , the most reactive is the compound (CH3)3 CCl , Am i right? this is because the (CH3)3 C+ is surrounded by three electron donating group , so it stabilise the carbonium ion formed.btw , the phenyl is an electron withdawing group , it draw the elctrons away form the C atoms , making the partial positive charge of the carboium ion formed more higher...

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  3. Mar 7, 2015 #2
    i was told that the phenyl exerts positive inductive effect? why the phenyl isnt exerts negative inductive effect?
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