The decreasing order of reactivity of the following
Question:

The decreasing order of reactivity of the following compounds towards nucleophilic substitution $\left(\mathrm{S}_{\mathrm{N}} 2\right)$ is :

  1. (II) $>$ (III) $>$ (I) $>$ (IV)

  2. (II) $>$ (III) $>$ (IV) $>$ (I)

  3. (III) $>$ (II) $>$ (IV) $>$ (I)

  4. (IV) $>$ (II) $>$ (III) $>$ (I)


Correct Option: , 2

Solution:

$\mathrm{S}_{\mathrm{N}} 2$ reactions depend upon $-\mathrm{I}$ and $-\mathrm{M}$ effect on substrate. On increasing – I and -M effect, rate of $\mathrm{S}_{\mathrm{N}} 2$ reaction will increase.

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