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Which of the following undergoes SN1 solvolysis in ethanol/water at the fastest rate?

Which of the following undergoes SN1 solvolysis in ethanol/water at the fastest rate?


A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D


Solution: The only difference between the answer choices is the leaving group. The better the leaving group is, the faster the reaction will occur. OTs is the best leaving group and will result in the fastest reaction. Choice A


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