Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Question

A solution of (–) –1 – chloro –1 – phenylethane is toluene racemises slowly in the presence of a small amount of SbCl5, due to the formation of

  • carbanion

  • Carbene

  • Carbocation

  • free radical

Answer

C.

Carbocation


Because of the planar structure of carbonation, both retention and inversion can take place.

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