Problem: Rank each set of compounds below by the ease with which they ionize under SN1 conditions. Explain your reasoning. 

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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



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Rank each set of compounds below by the ease with which they ionize under SN1 conditions. Explain your reasoning. 


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