Among the following compounds which can be dehydrated very easily a) CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH b) CH3CH2CH2CHOHCH3 c) CH3CH2CHCH3CH2CH2OH d) CH3CH2CH3COHCH2CH3

Option d) CH3CH2CH3COHCH2CH3. The ease of dehydration of alcohols is tertiary > secondary > primary according to the order of stability of the carbocations. More stable carbocation is generated, more easily it will be dehydrated.

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