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What compound is more reactive, benzyl chloride [(chloromethyl)benzene] or allyl chloride (3-chloroprop-1-ene)? I know that both have a higher reactivity than alkyl and aryl chlorides.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not really, I was exercising SN1 and SN2 mechanisms and I was just wondering. I am thinking that Allyl Chloride is more reactive because the Benzyl Chloride is stabilized by conjugation. But I'm not sure about it. $\endgroup$ – user50487 Aug 28 '17 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ @user50487 Could you please edit your question to include those thoughts (and the rationale behind them)? $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Aug 28 '17 at 14:22

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