Problem: Below are shown structures of four possible bromination products of toluene.Indicate the product or products formed in significant amounts when bromine reacts with toluene under each of the following catalytic conditions:(NOTE) CHOOSE FROM THE ABOVE FOUR OPTIONS(i) Br2 in the presence of peroxide catalyst?(ii) Br2 in the presence of FeBr3?

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We’re being asked to determine the product of the reaction of toluene with (i) Br2 in the presence of a peroxide catalyst and (ii) Br2 in the presence of FeBr3. The structure of toluene is:



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Below are shown structures of four possible bromination products of toluene.

Indicate the product or products formed in significant amounts when bromine reacts with toluene under each of the following catalytic conditions:(NOTE) CHOOSE FROM THE ABOVE FOUR OPTIONS

(i) Br2 in the presence of peroxide catalyst?

(ii) Br2 in the presence of FeBr3?

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