For example, if you have Nitrogen attached to some methyl groups, and other attached to some ethyl groups. Why the electron releasing effect on the ethyl will be lower than for the methyl?


Both methyl and ethyl groups have +I effect and its obvious that the ethyl groups have more electrons than the methyl groups, so in this case the present of more electron density on nitrogen atom with ethyl groups lessen the -I effect of the nitrogen atom toward the ethyl groups compared to that on the methyl groups. I think this should be the reason.

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    $\begingroup$ No, no, no, no. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Apr 3 '17 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ Oh! So what's reason? $\endgroup$ – Mr. I.U Jibreel Apr 3 '17 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ Read title of question. Also you wrote that having stronger inductive effect gives weaker effect... Clever making it c.w. though, but it won't help I'm afraid. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Apr 3 '17 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Okay. I'll pounder on it ;) $\endgroup$ – Mr. I.U Jibreel Apr 3 '17 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ CW shouldn't be used like this. If it's your answer, then it's your answer - CW is for posts where you want the entire community to pitch in. $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Apr 3 '17 at 20:54

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