explain the chemical reaction in the phenyl ring of toluene

Asked by DHWANI PANCHAL | 12th Mar, 2012, 06:33: PM

Expert Answer:

Toluene reacts as a normal aromatic hydrocarbon towards electrophilic aromatic substitution. The methyl group makes it around 25 times more reactive than benzenein such reactions. 
ex: nitration

Answered by  | 13th Mar, 2012, 11:21: AM

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