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Sat January 05, 2013 By: Rituraj
 

Explain with the help of electronic effects, "generally haloalkenes undergo nucleophilic substitution reactions whereas haloarenes undergo electrophilic substitution reactions".

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Sat January 12, 2013
Haloalkanes have a highly polar halogen carbon bond which provides for easy nucleophilic attack on the carbon, on the other hand in halorenes C-X bond is comparatively stronger and so they only show electrophileic substiton becuse of high charge on benzene ring.
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