Toluen gives nitration reaction more easily than chlorobenzene

Asked by basukhushabu0000 | 2nd Mar, 2020, 01:36: AM

Expert Answer:

Toluene reacts as a normal aromatic hydrocarbon towards electrophilic aromatic substitution. The methyl group makes it around 25 times more reactive than chlorobenzene in such reactions because of its +I effect.
ex: nitration

Answered by Ramandeep | 2nd Mar, 2020, 01:01: PM