Which of the following compounds will react with ethanolic KCN ?

  1. A

    Ethyl chloride

  2. B

    Acetyl chloride

  3. C

    Chlorobenzene

  4. D

    Methane

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    Solution:

    Ethyl chloride will give CH3CH2CN

    The compound that will react with ethanolic KCN is Ethyl chloride. 

    Because the C-O bond has been polarised due to the difference in electronegativity between the carbon and oxygen atoms, nucleophilic addition is a process that all carbonyl groups frequently undergo.

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