Problem: Order each of the sets of compounds with respect to SN1 reactivity (1 = fastest).Compound A ____ Compound B ____ Compound C ____

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SN1 reactivity depends on the stability of the cation that can be formed. 

  • The carbocation will be formed on the carbon where the leaving group (Cl) is attached.
  • The more stable the cation, the faster the SN1 reaction.


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Order each of the sets of compounds with respect to SN1 reactivity (1 = fastest).

Compound A ____ Compound B ____ Compound C ____