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The reaction of toluene with Cl2 in presence of FeCl3 gives predominantly ?

The reaction of toluene with Cl2 in presence of FeCl3 gives predominantly ?

Grade:12

3 Answers

Kishan
11 Points
3 years ago
The reaction of toluene with cl2 in the presence of fecl3 gives predominantly - ortho-chlorotoluene and para-chlorotoluene.
Adarsh
763 Points
3 years ago
Dear Sudhanshu,
this is an example of fridel craft acylation and the major product of this reaction is o ans p chlorotoluene.
Thanks and Regards 
Adarsh
Neha
11 Points
3 years ago
The methyl group is ortho and para directing group. So in its presence the Chlorine gets attached to ortho or para position and so a mixture of ortho and para chloro toluene is formed.

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