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Which of the following reaction(s) follow SN1 mechanism?

A
Reaction of diazonium salt with water
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Reaction of tert-butyl alcohol with HI
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C
Reaction of Prop-2-en-1-ol with HI
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D
All of the above.
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Solution

The correct option is D All of the above.
Reaction of Diazonium Salt with Water:

RN+2XDiazonium salt+H2OROHAlkyl alcohol+N2+HX

Here displacement of diazo group by OH group takes place by SN1 mechanism and carbocation formed as an intermediate.

Other reactions following SN1 mechanism:
Reactions of higher alcohols with HI:

Reaction of tert-butyl alcohol with HI



Reaction of Prop-2-en-1-ol with HI:


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