Why are benzyl groups electron withdrawing groups, and methyl groups electron donating groups?

Asked by deepti_walvekar | 29th Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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Due to resonance the electron density is spread all over the ring. So, this shows -I effect.
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Answered by  | 29th Jan, 2011, 10:43: PM

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