Organic Chemistry / E2 - Anti-Coplanar Requirement
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Solution: Menthyl chloride and neomenthyl chloride have the structures...

Question

Menthyl chloride and neomenthyl chloride have the structures shown. One of these stereoisomers undergoes elimination on treatment with sodium ethoxide in ethanol much more readily than the other. Which reacts faster, menthyl chloride or neomenthyl  chloride? Why?