Why do haloalkanes undergo nucleophilic substitution whereas haloarenes undergo electrophilic substitution?

Asked by nayanika das gupta | 6th May, 2011, 12:35: AM

Expert Answer:

Due to higher electronegative nature of halogen atom in the C-X bond in alkyl halides the nucleophile can attach itself to the carbon atom,while due to presence of electron rich benzene ring in haloarenes electrohile can easily attach itself to it.

Answered by  | 8th May, 2011, 04:17: PM

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