what are activating and de-activating groups? give me some examples

Asked by ashwin srinath | 28th Jul, 2012, 07:54: AM

Expert Answer:

a deactivating (or electron withdrawing group) is a functional group attached to a benzene molecule that removes electron density from the benzene ring, making electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions slower and more complex relative to benzene.
For Example: Niro group ,cyanide ,aldehyde etc

Answered by  | 29th Jul, 2012, 03:06: AM

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