why benzene dosent undergo electrophilic addition reaction?
Asked by Tahsinahmed | 23rd Apr, 2013, 11:45: AM
In an addition reaction, electrons from the delocalised system would need to bond to the atom or group of atoms being added. This would result in a product less stable than benzene therefore not energetically favourable because saturating the carbon-carbon bonds destroys the delocalised pi electron cloud. Hence, benzene undergoes substitution reactions in which the product formed retains delocalisation, and hence stability of the benzene ring.
Answered by | 23rd Apr, 2013, 12:01: PM
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