Are primary and methyl carbons MORE reactive than secondary and tertiary centres?

1 Answer
Feb 22, 2017

Do you mean #"more stable"#, or #"more reactive"#?


A primary carbon centre or a methyl carbon are less sterically hindered than secondary or tertiary carbon centres, and thus the former should be more reactive in associative reactions (i.e. reactions in which bond making is the rate determining step).