In nucleophilic aromatic substitution of halobenzene why does Nucleophile attack the carbon atom bonded to halide X not the halide.
The carbon atom atom has partial positive charge whereas the halide has positive charge due to resonance as its lone pair is delocalised in the benzene ring doesn't resonance always dominate so why does Nucleophile behave so?
I can think of because of lone pair repulsions between electron rich Nucleophile and halogen but I'm not sure. May someone help ? (Ofcourse Here the benzene ring has electron withdrawing groups at o p position)