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The order of reactivity of alcohols towards hydrogen halide is :
  1. benzyl>30>20>10
  2. 30>benzyl>20>10
  3. 30>20>10>benzyl
  4. 30>20>benzyl>10

A
30>benzyl>20>10
B
30>20>10>benzyl
C
30>20>benzyl>10
D
benzyl>30>20>10
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Greater the stability of carbocation formed, greater is the reactivity. Benzyl carbocation is resonance stabilized.

tertiary>benzyl>secondary>primary

Option B is correct.

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