Shouldn’t the sp2 hybridised benzene carbon be more Electronegative compared to the hydrogen and therefore make the carbonyl carbon have a more partial positive charge

  • $\begingroup$ Steric factors are significant $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Feb 28 at 17:07
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    $\begingroup$ Have you heard of conjugation? $\endgroup$ Feb 28 at 17:49


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