Problem: What is the best choice of reagent to accomplish the following transformation?a) HClb) SOCl2, pyridinec) Cl2d) H3O+, H2O

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We are asked what is the best choice of reagent to accomplish the following transformation?


The reaction is basically: 

Alcohol (ROH) → Alkyl halide (R-X) 


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What is the best choice of reagent to accomplish the following transformation?

a) HCl

b) SOCl2, pyridine

c) Cl2

d) H3O+, H2O

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