Problem: Rank the SN1 reaction rates for the following compounds:(A) chloromethane, (B) 3-chloro-3-methylpentane, (C) 1-chloro-3-methylpentane, (D) 2-chloro-3-methylpentane

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Rank the SN1 reaction rates for the following compounds:

(A) chloromethane, 

(B) 3-chloro-3-methylpentane, 

(C) 1-chloro-3-methylpentane, 

(D) 2-chloro-3-methylpentane

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