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which is more reactive toward electrophilic aromatic substitution: Ph-OH or Ph-OR and why....

which is more reactive toward electrophilic aromatic substitution:       Ph-OH or Ph-OR    and why....  

Grade:12th pass

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daksh
13 Points
7 years ago
Ph-OR , because  it -R also has some +I effect.
Bhubesh
16 Points
7 years ago
--OR group has +R effect and _I effect..Thus for electrophilic aromatic substitution Ph-OH is more reactive because of greater _I effect of OH as compared to OR..

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