In the Friedel-Craft's alkylation of Toluene with $\ce{CH3Cl}$ in the presence of $\ce{AlCl3}$, the major product was meta - substituted. My teacher gave it to me as an exception. Is there any particular reason behind this reaction ?

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    $\begingroup$ I could hazard a guess at an answer, but would rather not, as there are some things which really need to be clarified first. (1) Is this "major product" you're referring to obtained under thermodynamic control, or kinetic control? (2) Does this "major product" result from multiple substitutions, or only one? (3) Spellings: it's "Friedel-Crafts", "toluene", and chlorine is "Cl", not "cl". $\endgroup$
    – orthocresol
    Jun 8 '20 at 6:33
  • $\begingroup$ Appreciate Appreciate $\endgroup$
    – Niescte
    Jun 8 '20 at 6:37
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    $\begingroup$ Funny how, i don't see these questions when i look them up. $\endgroup$
    – Niescte
    Jun 8 '20 at 6:39
  • $\begingroup$ Really i dont think meta xylene is the major product here. atleast thats what my teacher taught me $\endgroup$ Jun 8 '20 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ @VAMSIKRISHNACHILAKAMARRI, I think you should also consider the points in my comment, minus the spelling one, of course. $\endgroup$
    – orthocresol
    Jun 8 '20 at 15:58