what r the activating and deactivating group

Asked by  | 26th Sep, 2008, 10:45: AM

Expert Answer:

Activating group : The group which increase the rate of second substitution with respect to benzene are called activating group.

Deactivating group:The group which decrease the rate of second substitution with respect to benzene are called deactivating group.

In general o and p- directing groups are activating while m-directing group are deactivating group.

Answered by  | 27th Sep, 2008, 02:31: PM

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