The structure of allyl chloride and n-propyl chloride are the following:
Hydrolysis(addition of water molecule) involves the formation of a carbocation. Due to the presence of π-bond in allyl carbocation, this molecule can undergo resonance and hence gets stabilised.
But in n-propyl carbocation, no resonance is possible. So allyl chloride is hydrolysed more readily than n-propyl chloride.
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