Tertiary alkyl halides are practically inert to substitution by S_N2 mechanism because of

  • Option 1)

    insolubility

  • Option 2)

    instability

  • Option 3)

    inductive effect

  • Option 4)

    steric hindrance

 

Answers (1)
V Vakul

As we learnt in

SN2 Substitution Nucleophilic bimolecular -

These reactions proceed in only one step.

- wherein

 

 

S_{N}{2}  reaction is influenced due to steric hindrance.

 


Option 1)

insolubility

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

instability

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

inductive effect

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

steric hindrance

This option is correct.

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