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Among the following compounds which can be dehydrated very easily?

A
CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH
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C
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Solution

The correct option is C
The ease of dehydration of alcohols is tertiary > secondary > primary according to the order of stability of the carbocations.

The more stable carbocation is generated, thus more easily it will be dehydrated.

Option C is correct.

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