Questions tagged [electrophilic-substitution]

use for reactions where an electrophile (electron-deficient species) displaces a substituent. Reactions like nitration fall under this category

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

Solvent Effects in Friedel–Crafts Reaction

While reading about the factors affecting the product of Friedel–Crafts acylation with acetyl chloride, I came across a reaction involving napthalene in two different solvents: in nitrobenzene ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Major product of mononitration of 3-methylphenol

From NCERT Class Chemistry Part 2: Example 11.5 Write the structures of the major products expected from the following reactions: (a) Mononitration of 3-methylphenol (b) Dinitration of 3-methylphenol ...