Propanol is more reactive than propanone towards nucliophilic reagents. Explain.

Dear student,

Propan-1-ol is less reactive than Propanone in nucleophilic substitution reactions. This is because, the C in C=O is sp‚Äč2 hybridised. So, due to more s charater, the electron density on O increases and C decreases. 

But, Propanal is more reactive than Propanonde, as the +I effect of two methyl groups in propanone increases electron density of carbonyl carbon.


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