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The reaction of 4-Bromo benzyl chloride with sodium cyanide in ethanol leads to the formation of ? The answer is not 2,4 bromophenyl acetonitriyl as said by Mr.Umakant Biswal when I had asked the question previously.

The reaction of 4-Bromo benzyl chloride with sodium cyanide in ethanol leads to the formation of ?
 
The answer is not 2,4 bromophenyl acetonitriyl  as said by Mr.Umakant Biswal when I had asked the question previously.
 
 

Grade:11

1 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
4 years ago
From the principle of DIrective influence if  ther is more than two groups on benzene and if both shows -M or -I effect then the elctrophile would attack near more -M effect shoeing group.
Therefore,
CN- would attack near Br. .i.e at 3rd position.

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