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    Reactivity of acid chlorides and ethyl esters toward nucleophilic substitution

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    Give a explanation of why acid chlorides are more reactive toward nucleophilic substitution than are the corresponding ethyl esters.

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    The chloride anion formed during the reaction with the acid chloride is much ...

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    Reactivity of acid chlorides and ethyl esters toward nucleophilic substitution is explained.

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