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Which of the following is the correct order of decreasing leaving group ability in nucleophilic acyl substitutions (better leaving group > worse leaving group)?
a Cl – > CH3COO – > CH3O –
b CH3COO – > CH3O – > Cl –
c Cl – > CH3O – > CH3COO –
d CH3O – > Cl – > CH3COO –
e CH3COO – > Cl – > CH3O –
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