. State one use each of DDT and iodoform


(i) State one use each of DDT and iodoform.

(ii) Which compound in the following couples will react faster in S N2 displacement and why?

(a) 1-Bromopentane or 2-bromopentane

(b) 1-Bromo-2-methylbutane or 2-bromo-2-methylbutane

Best Answer

(i) DDT: It is used as insecticide to control flies, mosquitoes, etc. Iodoform: Iodoform is used as an antiseptic.

(ii) 1-Bromopentane, as it is a primary alkyl halide. and

(b) 1-Bromo-2-methyl butane, as it is a primary alkylhalide

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