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In the electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS) of pyrrole, why is the alpha position preferred over the beta position so much?

Alpha and beta carbons of pyrrole

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The following figure shows the resonance structures we can draw to describe the intermediates produced by electrophilic at the 2- ($\alpha$) or 3- ($\beta$) positions in pyrrole.

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You can see that the intermediate produced by attack at the $\alpha$-position can be described by 3 resonance structures. Whereas attack at the $\beta$-position produces an intermediate that can be described by only 2 resonance structures.

Therefore, the intermediate formed by $\alpha$ attack is more stable and the activation energy leading to it will be reduced. Consequently, electrophilic attack at the $\alpha$ position in pyrrole is preferred.

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