Organic Chemistry II,
Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) Homework II
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- Provide a complete mechanism for the above Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reaction. Pay close attention to details, including lone pairs, formal charges and the use of curved arrows.
- Why is the methyl group in toluene an ortho/para director? Explain, using drawings to support your answer. Compare the stabilities of the competing intermediates (add E+ ortho, meta, para and compare).