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In $CH_3CH_2OH$ the bond that undergoes heterolytic cleavage most readily is

$ (a) C-C \\ (b) C-O \\ (c) C-H \\ (d) O-H $

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O-H bond is most readily cleaved because oxygen is more electronegative and can accommodate the negative charge more effectively after cleavage .
Hence d is the correct answer.
answered Feb 20, 2014 by meena.p

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