Factors affecting SN1 reactivity:
- Leaving group: better leaving group → more reactive
• more electronegative, better leaving group
• larger atom, better leaving group
- Alkyl halide: 3° (most reactive) > benzyl = allyl > 2° > 1° > methyl
Rank each set of compounds below by the ease with which they ionize under SN1 conditions. Explain your reasoning.
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