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In the reaction R – OH + HX → R – X + H2O, The reactivity of different alcohols is

  1. Tertiary > Secondary > Primary    
  2. Tertiary > Secondary < Primary    
  3. Tertiary < Secondary > Primary    
  4. Secondary < Primacy < Tertiary    

The correct answer is: Tertiary > Secondary > Primary


    This is because the order the relative stabilities of the carbocation formed in this reactions is : tertiary > secondary > primary.

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