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How to convert benzene to acetophenone? Discuss the mechanism of the reaction.

Asked by Aishwarya Asthana 19th March 2014, 3:23 PM
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Reaction of benzene with acetyl chloride in the presence of a Lewis acid such as (anhydrous aluminum chloride ,AlCl3) produces acetophenone.

Mechanism of Fridel crafts acylation od benzene to form acetophenone is as follows:

Answered by Expert 19th March 2014, 5:05 PM
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