Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Question

From amongst the following alcohols the one that would react fastest with conc. HCl and anhydrous ZnCl2, is

  • 1-Butanol

  • 2-Butanol

  • 2-Methylpropan-2-ol

  • 2-Methylpropanol

Answer

C.

2-Methylpropan-2-ol

Formation of tertiary butyl carbocation is the most rapid compared to other lesser stable ones with Lucas reagent.

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