Aryl halides are less reactive towards nucleophilic substitution reaction as compared to alkyl halide due to

  1. A

    the formation of less stable carboniu.m ion

  2. B

    resonance stabilisation

  3. C

    larger carbon halogen bond

  4. D

    sp2 -hybridised carbon attached to the halogen

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    Solution:

    sp2 -hybridised carbon attached to the halogen

    X- is a subpar departing group due to above resonance. The carbon bearing X is further sp2hybridized.

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