In the image, what would happen after step 2?
- Will a double bond be formed between carbon 3 and 4? If this is the case, then we would get benzene in the end.
- But, if the positive charge in shifted to carbon 1, then won't it be a more stable carbocation?
- Also, if a double bond were to be formed between carbon 1 and 4 now, it would be more substituted than a double bond between carbon 3 and 4.
In spite of all these factors, the double bond is formed between carbons 3 and 4, and benzene is formed.
Kindly explain how this process takes place.And, please tell me how to name this compound.