The order of reactivity of alcohols towards Na or K metal is

  1. A

    primary > secondar > tertiary

  2. B

    primary < secondary < tertiar

  3. C

    primary < secondary > tertiary

  4. D

    primary > secondary < tertiary

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    Solution:

    Reactivity of alcohol towards Na is MeOH > 1° > 2° > 3°.

    Alcohols are reactive in the following order: Primary > Secondary > Tertiary in reactions with sodium or potassium metal.

    As a result, primary alcohols have the highest reactivity and tertiary alcohols have the lowest reactivity.

    Since there are more alkyl groups in tertiary alcohol, the acidity is reduced

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