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Alkyl Halides

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Alkyl halides undergo substitution reactions and a variety of other reactions as well. The type of reaction that occurs depends on a variety of factors. The structural integrity of the alkyl group to which the halogen is attached plays an important role in determining the type of product that is likely to result. A reaction involving t-butyl bromide is given below:

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Which of the following is the most reactive by substitution mechanism?

A CH3I
B CH3F
C CH3Cl
D All are equally reactive.
Ans. A Among alkyl halides, alkyl fluorides have the lowest nucleophilic substitution rate. The fastest are alkyl iodides, followed by alkyl bromides and alkyl chlorides.

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