We are asked to predict the possible structures of the iodination products
Substituents alter the electron density of benzene rings, affecting reactivity toward subsequent EAS in two ways:
1. Activity Effects
2. Directing Effects
We will use the activity chart below to help us identify the effects of the substituents:
Salicylamide is an active ingredient in BC powder. What is its purpose?
Consider the directing effects of the substituents on salicylamide and predict the possible structures of the iodination products. Which do you think will be the major product? Explain your reasoning.
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