. Reaction of C6H5CH2Br with aqueous sodium hydroxide follows
A: SN1 mechanism
B: SN1 mechanism
C: Any of the above two depending upon the temperature of reaction
D: Saytzeff rule
As Benzylic halides have high affinity towards the SN1 reaction.
The carbocation will get stabilized by resonance as given in the figure.
Hence it will undergo SN1 mechanism to get stabilized carbocation.
Final Answer :Hence the correct answer is (A) SN1 mechanism.