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why does benzoic acid not undergo friedel craft reaction

why does benzoic acid not undergo friedel craft reaction

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Rinkoo Gupta
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8 years ago
There are two Reasons.
(1)Due to deactivation of benzene ring by electron withdrawing effectof the -COOH group.
(2)AlCl3gets bonded to the -COOH.
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