Which of the following compounds will not undergo Friedel–Crafts reaction with benzene: vinyl chloride or allyl chloride?

According to me vinyl chloride will be a better electrophile than allyl chloride, hence allyl chloride should be the answer. Is this a correct way to see? As my answer does not match with the textbook


Friedel-Craft reactions only occur with alkyl halides, vinyl or aromatic halides do not react further information here so the answer is vinyl chloride.

  • $\begingroup$ So, acc. To you, allyl chloride do not react with benzene? $\endgroup$ – user537610 Dec 25 '18 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ No! The opposite; vinyl chloride does not react with benzene under F-C conditions, $\endgroup$ – Waylander Dec 25 '18 at 17:44

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