Which of the following alcohols is most reactive with Lucas reagent?

  1. A

    Methanol

  2. B

    Ethanol

  3. C

    Isopropyl alcohol

  4. D

    tert-Butyl alcohol

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    Solution:

    Tertiary alcohol is most reactive towards Lucas reagent.

    A transition metal chloride solution in an inorganic acid is known as a Lucas reagent. With alcohols, the Lucas reagent will produce a unimolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction in which the various alcohol varieties will react differently.

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