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Is styrene more activated or more deactivated than benzene towards electrophilic aromatic substitution? The C=C double bond doesn't seem to have any particular electron-withdrawing or -donating properties, so I'm not sure what to make of it.

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  • $\begingroup$ I guess for many agents the double bond is likely to be attacked first. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Mar 9 '16 at 9:56

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