Sun August 28, 2011 By: Piyush Das

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

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Mon August 29, 2011
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+
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