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When ethyl chloride is added to Sodium tert-butoxide, ethyl tert-butyl ether is obtained as the major product (shown below):

What happens to the rate if the temperature is increased?



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A

The rate increases in general

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B

The rate decreases in general

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C

There is no correlation between the temperature and reaction rate

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D

Insufficient data. Can’t predict.


Solution

The correct option is A

The rate increases in general


If we increase the temperature virtually all reactions show an increase in the rate. But beware, the elimination may compete.

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