Questions tagged [electrophilic-substitution]

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Why is formyl chloride unstable while higher acyl chlorides are stable?

Source: Paula Bruice Ed. 2017 Pg.877 From this excerpt, we infer that formyl chloride is unstable. But how does that affect the reaction in any way? Is it just mentioned as a point to note or does it ...
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When does ipso attack occur in electrophilic aromatic substitution?

My textbook doesn't mention the conditions required for an ipso attack to occur. It just describes some examples where groups like $\ce{-C(CH3)}$ and $\ce{-SO3H}$ are replaced by $\ce{Br}$ using ...
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Nitrobenzene - Aromatic Substitution Reactions

Which EAS (electrophilic aromatic substitution) reactions does nitrobenzene show? We know that nitrobenzene is particularly deactivated towards most such reactions, as the nitro group is strongly ...
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Find the increasing order of formation of ortho product

Find the increasing order of ortho product formation when Y is (i) F, (ii) Cl, (iii) Br, (iv) I. We know that halides are ortho, para directing for EAS reactions and we consider the electronic ...
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Distinguishing between a nucleophilic substitution and an electrophilic substitution

Why don't we consider all nucleophilic substitution reactions as electrophilic reactions and vice versa? For example, look at this reaction I found in my textbook. (See picture) This is an ...
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Isoptope effect on electrophilic aromatic substitution

My book reads Sulphonation will be the most effected electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction when benzene is replaced by hexadeutrobenzene. I am not able to figure out how. All EAS reactions ...
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Kinetic and thermodynamic control of sulphonation of toluene

Sulfonation of toluene with conc. $\ce{H2SO4}$ at room temperature gives ortho- and para-toluenesulphonic acid (with $95 \%$ yield), whereas sulfonation of toluene with conc. $\ce{H2SO4}$ at $\pu{150-...
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Reaction between phenylamine and halogens

I understand that phenylamine is considerably more reactive than benzene, meaning that it is able to react with bromine water to give 2,3,6-tribromophenylamine. But I was then wondering why I haven't ...
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Confusion about orienting effects in o-chlorotoluene

I'm confused about where the next substituent in the electrophilic substitution of o-chlorotoluene will land. My question comes on the background of having 3 different sources of information that say ...
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Attack of 3-methylbutan-1-ol on benzene in acidic medium

That's how I proceeded with the question. However the answer is tert-butylbenzene. I can't figure out why do I have an extra carbon atom. SOURCE - JEE Advanced 1994
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Which of the following compounds will form significant amounts of meta product during mono-nitration reaction? [closed]

Hi, I tried to answer this question based wholly on the concepts of inductive effects. But haven't gotten anywhere with it. I would appreciate any help regarding these questions: What condition ...
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Which is more activating among Phenol, Sodium Phenoxide & Anisole? Also arrange them in increasing order of their activating effect

This is in reference to Kolbe's Reaction, actually I think that Sodium Phenoxide is the most activating because, in Kolbe's Reaction we don't make react $\ce{CO2}$ directly with phenol for the ...
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Effect of nitro group basicity order of o,m and p nitroanilines?

Would someone please help me with this? The order of basicity of o,m and p nitroanilines is m>o>p. My book states that ortho isomer has -I effect, -M effect as well as ortho effect, and meta isomer ...