Q. 93

Note : In the fol A. Assertion and reason both are correct and reason is correct explanation of assertion.

B. Assertion and reason both are wrong statements.

C. Assertion is correct but reason is wrong statement.

D. Assertion is wrong but reason is correct statement.

E. Assertion and reason both are correct statements but reason is not correct explanation of assertion.

Assertion : Hydrolysis of (–)-2-bromooctane proceeds with inversion of configuration.

Reason : This reaction proceeds through the formation of a carbocation.

Answer :

Hydrolysis of alkyl halides with inversion of configuration is an example of SN2 mechanism. This mechanism is a one-step process and does not involve formation of carbocation.

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