Why are alkyl iodides MORE reactive than alkyl fluorides?
Well, for a start consider the strength of the
You will have to look in text for this, in that I cannot find a useful table on the interwebz. However, it is a fact that the
R-I bond is more reactive than R-F
- F and I are from same group.
- F comes first and then I.
Due to strong nuclear charge in case of F , F has high electron affinity than I.Thus,R-I is more reactive than R-F.
= to free electron easily