I learnt that the Lucas test involves the formation of a carbocation and it gives a positive test based on the stability of the carbocation formed, and hence primary alcohols do not show turbidity (condition for positive test).

Now consider 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol. It is a primary alcohol and I was taught that it will not give a positive Lucas test. But my doubt is, why won't a methyl shift take place making it stable and hence give a positive result?


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