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Why does the alkoxide anion dont act as a nucleophile in the fevorskii rearrangement? It can displace halide as halide is alpha to carbonyl and carbonyl decreses the energy of c-halide lumo

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    $\begingroup$ It can but because intremolecule reactions are much faster then intermolecular reactions you get mostly the rearrangement product. $\endgroup$ – Waylander Jan 11 at 15:46
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    $\begingroup$ SN2 reactions on secondary alkyl halides is not that fast. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Jan 11 at 21:30

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