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    Give an explanation of why acid chlorides are more reactive toward nucleophilic substitution than are the corresponding ethyl esters. (When considering the nature of the leaving group and the rate-determining step in an addition-elimination sequence).

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    The halide ion is a good leaving group, making acid halides very reactive towards ...

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    An explanation of why acid chlorides are more reactive towards nucleophilic substitution than ethyl esters are given.

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