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    Which one of the following alkyl halides gives the highest ratio of substitution to elimination on treatment with sodium ethoxide in ethanol?

    a. 1-Bromopentane
    b. 2-Bromopentane
    c. 3-Bromopentane
    d. 1-Bromo-2-methylbutane
    e. 2-Bromo-2-methylbutane.

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    a. as the halide is least sterically hindered (most accesible for a nucleophile) in this case.

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