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Friedel-Craft’s reaction using MeCl and anhydrous AlCl3 will take place most efficiently with A. Benzene B. Nitrobenzene C. Acetophenone D. Toluene

Friedel-Craft’s reaction using MeCl and anhydrous AlCl3
will take place most efficiently with
A. Benzene B. Nitrobenzene C. Acetophenone D. Toluene

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
2 years ago

Friedel-crafts reaction is an electrophile substitution reaction and presence of an electron-releasing substituent like Methyl makes the benzene nucleus more reactive towards such reaction
The nitro-benzenehas electron withdrawing groups which makes it less reactive than benzene.

Thus toluene is most reactive among the given.
Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
Benzene reacts with methyl chloride in presence of anhydrous aluminium chloride to give toluene. Benzene is treated with methyl chloride in presence of anhydrous AlCl3 to give toulene. H-atom of benzene is replaced by CH3 in this reaction. HCl is formed as byproduct in this reaction.

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