Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Question

Out of chlorobenzene and benzyl chloride, which one gets easily hydrolysed by aqueous NaOH and why?

Answer

Benzyl chloride gets easily hydrolysed by aqueous NaOH because chlorobenzene a partial double bond develops between carbon and chlorine bond due to which bond become short and strong substitution of chlorine become very difficult.

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