# Relative rate of solvolysis

I underestimated this question and just compared the carbocation stability of all the compounds (after removal of chloride via $S_N1$) and got the order D>C>B>A... but my answer is incorrect, what am I missing out?

• Can't we bend the ring and bring that O closer, so as to have some intramolecular stabilization? – Ivan Neretin Feb 7 '18 at 8:48
• Is the answer A>B>D>C , if it is then I'll provide my reasoning . If it's not then I'll wait for the question to get answered. – Avyansh Katiyar Feb 7 '18 at 8:50
• @AvatarShiny I don't know the correct order but C has the fastest solvolysis rate – Carrick Feb 7 '18 at 12:24
• Bringing O closer does not make its -I more intense. -I spreads along sigma bonds, roughly speaking. – Ivan Neretin Feb 7 '18 at 12:44
• -I does not care about distance. What it cares about is the number of bonds between O and (+). – Ivan Neretin Feb 7 '18 at 13:15