. 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

 

Best Answer

Explanation :

As Benzylic halides have high affinity towards the SN1 reaction.

The carbocation will get stabilized by resonance as given in the figure.

sodium

Hence it will undergo SN1 mechanism to get stabilized carbocation.

Final Answer :Hence the correct answer is (A) SN1 mechanism.

 

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