Why aniline readily reacts with bromine to give tri bromo derivative?

Asked by piyush das | 28th Aug, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

addition of bromine to aniline in an electrophilic addition.When the electrophile attacks the ortho and para positions of aniline, the nitrogen atom can donate electron density to the pi system giving four resonance structures This substantially enhances the stability of the cationic intermediate. Here A is representing Br+

Answered by  | 29th Aug, 2011, 04:54: PM

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